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    Promoting Creativity

    We provide students with arts integration experiences that promote creativity and problem solving skills.

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    Your Support

    We need your support to help inspire more creativity and innovation in our future workforce.

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    Our Progress

    In under 2 years, we’ve expanded from 8 to 16 schools. We are still growing everyday.

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Engaging Creative Minds is a nonprofit helping students succeed through imagination and innovation, to become imaginative, adaptable and productive adults and to build stronger communities and a more capable South Carolina workforce.



Summer STEAM Institute is offered for six weeks each summer to students in grades three through eight. This dynamic summer camp gives parents comfort in knowing their children will be having so much fun they won’t even know they are learning.

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ECM’s arts integrated programs are in 16 elementary and middle schools this year. Our approach to ECM experiences is unique in that teachers collaborate with ECM roster partners and coaches prior to the residency experience in order to create custom designed integrated lessons.

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Also known as Artists, STEM professionals, and cultural organizations. Applications are accepted in January and July of each year. ECM provides partners with professional development, liability insurance, and curriculum support throughout the school year.

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Our impact

Steam 2015

“My favorite part about camp was Genius Hour because I was able to go to computers and learn what I want to learn every day.”

The 2nd annual Summer STEAM Institute is designed for creative and energetic students in grades 3-8 who want to spend their summer engaged in unique learning experiences that foster creativity to solve real world challenges alongside local artists, cultural organizations, and professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  No two weeks are the same!

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Our stories

ECM Blog Spotlight: Kirk Sprinkles with the Charleston Performing Arts Center

As an instructor and one of ECM’s Engaged Learning Experience (ELE) Partners, Kirk Sprinkles inspires students to want to learn. Kirk is a Broadway veteran who spent his career touring the world as a professional singer and dancer. He has performed in popular shows such as Tap Dogs, A Chorus Line, and Oklahoma, and also has over 15 years experience as a choreographer and director for regional theaters and cruise lines.  Since coming to Charleston, Kirk has launched Sprinkles Productions to offer unique cabaret-style theater in the Lowcountry and is currently preparing for this month’s Grand Opening of the Charleston […]

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