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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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    Your Support

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

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    Promoting Creativity

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

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The mission of Engaging Creative Minds is to inspire the creative and innovative potential of all students to achieve academically and become imaginative, adaptable, and productive adults resulting in stronger communities and an increasingly competitive 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

STEM Fest 2015

ECM was excited to be one of 50 exhibitors this Saturday at the 2nd annual STEM Festival in Brittlebank Park last Saturday! The STEM Festival, a celebration of science, technology, math, engineering and creative learning, brought out over 7,000 people to participate in fun, hands on learning experiences. In collaboration with the Charleston Museum, Megen Mims, and Kathleen Fox, ECM provided three activities throughout the day. First kids learned about rice cultivation and Gullah culture with Jessica Runyon from the Charleston Museum and got the chance to use a wooden mortar to crack the rice and fan the rice using the traditional […]

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