Thank you for your interest and registering for Chocolate Chips Association (CCA) 2021 – 2022 Program Year.
The Chocolate Chips Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Lake County, IL. Our mission is to instill a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Art and Math (S.T. E².A.M.), with a goal of increasing interests in related careers among underrepresented young ladies.
The community CCA programs are separated into Elementary, Middle and High School sessions.
Note: Due to the increased concerns with COVID-19 Delta Variant, we will start with hybrid programming with some virtual programming and some in person with social distancing events as often as safely possible.
Chocolate Chips Association will start on Saturday, September 11, 2021 with a Meet and Greet and Self-Esteem session at the Park for a wonderful in person event. Schedules will be sent by September 4th after registration received.
The program year is from September 2021 to May 2022.
Elementary School Program (Grades 2nd - 5th)
Meeting dates: 2nd and 4th Saturdays (1:00 - 3:00 PM) and Projects on some Mondays
Middle School Program (Grades 6th - 8th)
Meeting dates: 2nd or 3rd Thursdays (6:00 - 7:30 PM) and some Saturdays
High School Program (Grades 9th - 12th)
Meeting dates: 2nd or 3rd Tuesdays (4:00 PM for Robotics and 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM for STEAM sessions - different dates) and some Saturdays
Programs will include:
Coding / Robotics Sessions
Monthly S.T. E².A.M. workshops
Robotics Explorer Program (HS)
Science / Engineering / Technology Sessions
SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Program (MS & HS)
Girls that Code events (MS & HS)
STEM Career Day
Mentoring and career sessions
Pre-College mentoring (HS)
Life Skills projects
Annual CCA events, including Father and Daughter Dinner Dance, Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Service Program and Mother and Daughter Luncheon
Schedule and additional details will be provided by September 4th.
Thanks and we look forward to a GREAT S.T. E².A.M.™ year!