Description: In 1899, the Robert Hungerford Industrial & Normal School was established as a private boarding school to provide Eatonville’s children with an education which would make them productive members of society. Hungerford was successful in that mission. Graduates learned the industrial arts and could be employed as brick masons, cabinet makers, agricultural workers, seamstresses, and in other occupations requiring skills with the hands.
For us, ZORA! STEM represents the educational driver for the long-term preservation of historic Eatonville.
Beginning with ZORA! Festival 2014, and continuing with a 4-weeks summer camp we have focused our efforts on the long-term goal of developing a STEM School, which, like the Hungerford School, will prepare students who, upon graduation, will be qualified to secure the necessary advanced training for well-paying jobs.
Category: Science & Technology, General/Other Science & Technology, General/Other
Population Served: Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Reports from school officials as well as survey results from students who have attended the conference confirmed the “genius of this approach.” We have continued our process by offering a 4/5 week ZORA! STEM summer program with an emphasis on strengthening the students’ academic skills in math, science and language arts.
- Brighthouse Networks
- Congresswoman Corrine Brown – 5th District
- InGlur, Inc.
- National Center for Simulation
- Orange County Public Schools
- Orlando Science Center
- U C F College of Arts & Humanities
- U C F College of Medicine
- Valencia College – West Campus