Start the New Year with a leg up on your learning curve. Local and free, classes on any subject you want can be arranged for you or your child at the Trenton Free Public Library (120 Academy Street) between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. this Saturday, December 21 and most Saturdays thereafter.

The STEMNauts members will be there for tutoring all ages, in all subjects, and advanced subjects are also taught, such as college-level math, science, social studies, and English. Other subjects include preparation for the PSAT or SAT or ACT, as well as help with college applications.

Just be sure to call STEMNauts at 732-331-3642 or call the library at 609-392-7188 in advance so that they can make the necessary arrangements.

Trenton Free Public Library, 1974 Wing

The STEMNauts is a ground-roots initiative of educational and academic volunteers whose mission is to “instill inspiration, spread awareness and foster a spirit of collaboration into the underrepresented minorities of STEM and their ecosystem.” It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit allied with four other nonprofits in a vision to “ramp up into a nonprofit franchise with an online presence and build partnerships with academia and the industry.”

STEMNauts explains, “Our interaction with students made us realize that awareness, collaboration and inspiration are as important as books, curriculum and teachers in imparting education. While the schools teach basic curriculum, we go above and beyond schools and provide a kaleidoscopic view of STEM.”

Rochelle Stern, MLIS, Community Outreach Librarian, said that their approach “is based on a rich history in tandem with an urban city whose children need literacy and STEM assistance that makes us proud to support the STEMnauts, a forward-thinking tutoring program.” “We are in concert with the principles of the work the STEMNauts are doing – engaging families and youth to prepare them for a bright future,” she added.

The mission of the Trenton Free Public Library (TFPL) is to bridge the community to literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Since 1902, the Trenton Free Public Library has been collecting and preserving bits and pieces of the City’s history. Stemnauts Foundation is a foundation focused on educational services and schools, and it is active in several states. Founded in 2018, Stemnauts Foundation is headquartered in Princeton, NJ.