Sci-Port Discovery Center

Log Number: ARPML-251031-OMLS-22

Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, will partner with the Caddo Correctional Center’s reentry facility to provide hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities. The COVID-19 pandemic halted family contact visits and Sci-Port interventions at the reentry facility for 9 months in 2020. Sci-Port staff will reinvigorate the STEM program, with reentry facility staff identifying incarcerated persons to participate. Once again, Sci-Port staff will offer training sessions at the reentry facility on a weekly basis, alternating between trainings designed for prisoners and trainings designed for their families, with incarcerated persons serving as mentors. The project will help the community heal by alleviating isolation caused by the pandemic and bringing enrichment activities to some of its most vulnerable citizens.