CNG provides a hands-on, active, nurturing environment that is key to developing the joy of discovery and encouraging active involvement in the learning process.
Research indicates that experiences in fun, informal settings can significantly improve science, math and technology learning outcomes for students from groups that are historically underrepresented in STEM programs.
Environments that are interactive and designed with specific learning goals support academic gains for these students.
Engagement in the arts (visual, dance, music, martial and culinary) nurtures the development of cognitive, social, and personal competencies.
Art-focused, after-school programs increase academic achievement, decrease youth involvement in negative behaviors and improve youth attitudes towards themselves, others, and their futures.