Gangplank Jr. is the youth arm of Gangplank. It exists to promote all that Gangplank is for those under the age of 18. Gangplank junior allows students to learn and explore with the freedom to fail. The program takes education back to its roots, encouraging real world, hands on learning with experienced professionals. Here, students have the opportunity to learn directly from the people in the trenches, those cutting new paths in the creative and technical fields. Gangplank Jr encourages children to use their imaginations to problem solve, create solutions and implement them, without the pressure of performance.

The programs listed below are only a snapshot of the many activities that we may offer.

FIRST LEGO League

The Gangplank Junior FIRST LEGO League seeks to train the next generation of engineers by getting them excited about robotics, programming and problem-solving at an early age. To learn more about the competition, visit the FLL homepage.

Jr Journalism Program

The Gangplank Jr Journalism Program seeks to build upon kids’ natural curiosity, teaching kids to use their powers of observation to inform others. During this 9 week program, participants will learn the importance of the first amendment, how to write different types of stories such as news and feature, podcasting, video as well as create a working news site as the final product.

DangerScouts

DangerScouts seeks to put the danger back in childhood. Events and meetings are geared towards exploiting kids natural curiosity, without any barriers. All activities are facilitated and supervised by adult leaders. Currently there is no charge to join the program, however certain activities may require a fee to participate (i.e. rock climbing, outdoor trips).

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