Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program

Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program is a FREE summer STEM enrichment program for middle school students.


Every student deserves access to a better future. That’s why we’ve launched the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program– an engaging, hands-on program developed to enrich learning through design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality, social entrepreneurship and mentorship. This program creates a more diverse pipeline for future careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields; no prior knowledge or experience is required.

The program takes place over the course of one 4-week session: Monday June 3 - Friday June 28, 2024 at Central Community College, Hastings Campus from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be no program on Wednesday, June 19th.

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Program Details

The program will take place in person. Registrants will be notified by the program director regarding the specific details of the program.

  • Lunch will be provided
  • The program is inclusive and welcomes all genders and nonbinary youth
  • Free for students
  • Transportation will be provided in varying locations in Hastings. Students are welcome from other communities, but transportation will need to be coordinated independently to campus or students will need to be dropped off at designated pick up/drop off locations.


To be eligible, your child must be in 6th , 7th, or 8th grade during the 2024-2025 school year.

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For more information, please contact Maggie Esch at or 402-461-2583.

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