When you register your child for a Sylvan EDGE program in the Roanoke and Lynchburg region, you're planning for success in the future — and fun in the present! We’ve designed our after-school programs to teach essential STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills for the 21st century using exciting activities, small-group work and the coolest new technology. Find out how we can help challenge your child and give them the edge they need!
Fundamental Skills for the Future
Opportunities in STEM-focused careers are expected to keep growing, which is why Sylvan EDGE programs are designed to develop high-demand knowledge and skill sets, including those in engineering, robotics, computer programming, logic and problem-solving. It’s the perfect way to ensure your child stays engaged and entertained while on the path to success.▼
Seriously Cool After-School Activities
In the Roanoke and Lynchburg region, your local Sylvan is not only a place where your child can cultivate valuable STEM skills; it’s also a place for developing confidence, making new friends and working on fun projects. Where else do kids get the chance to design and program their own LEGO® robot to enter in friendly competition, or design their very own video game? Developing tech-focused skills has never been cooler.
Our Programs in the Roanoke and Lynchburg region Include:
- Coding: Since kids love video games and computer animations, our coding program is not only relevant, but it’s also a great way to foster creativity through a variety of modern computing techniques. Weekly projects, using innovative Tynker™ technology, are a great way for your child to show off his or her exciting progress.
- Engineering: Whether your child is constructing soaring bridges with K’NEX® or building working machines with LEGO®, the fun never stops! Creative projects like these and more encourage kids to think like real engineers.
- Robotics: As if building a LEGO® robot wasn’t cool enough, your child will also have the chance to put real science and engineering concepts to use by bringing his or her creation to life using LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™ programming software.
- Math Edge: Despite math having a reputation for not being the most exciting subject, our after-school program can offer an alternative to the boring drills and exercises with plenty of challenging—and fun—activities that will help your child thrive in the classroom and beyond.