Graduation ceremony held for STEAM program students

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Students attending the STEAM camp at Northeast High School were treated to a special graduation ceremony Friday afternoon.

The camp, designed to foster interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) subjects for a younger generation was established as a partnership with The Mentors Project of Bibb County, Gear Up, and The Legacy Builders Foundation.

Earlier in the week, 41NBC reported that students at the camp were tasked to design and build their own model water towers using everyday items.

Once completed, those projects were judged and awards given out for the best examples.

The Mentors Project was also celebrating accomplishments made by their Leadership Academy as well, who have adopted the families and children of local area veterans.

“They’ve adopted the families, they’ve adopted the children, and they took food to them yesterday,” said June O’Neal of the Mentors Project. “The children have learned that they receive great joy when they bless somebody else.”

Members of the Leadership Academy will also be participating in yard clean-up efforts for the elderly, as soon as the necessary lawn equipment is donated.

O’Neal hopes these summer programs not only provide an educational experience for the children, but also a fun atmosphere.

“So we are trying to keep children busy, out of the street, off the phone, and in a learning environment,” she continued. “And we want to feed them, we want them to have a good time, and we want them to say at the end of the summer ‘I had a great summer’!”

If you would like more information on further programs being held throughout the summer, you can contact the Mentors Project at (478)-765-8624 or visit the Legacy Builders Foundation at

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