• Tinker Tuesday - Light it up!
    Tue, Feb 01
    RISE Center of Excellence
    Feb 01, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    RISE Center of Excellence, 427 Edwin St, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA
    Learn all about electricity and learn to make paper circuits!
  • Tinker Tuesday - Amazing Flying Machines
    Tue, Feb 08
    RISE Center of Excellence
    Feb 08, 10:00 AM – Feb 09, 10:00 AM
    RISE Center of Excellence, 427 Edwin St, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA
    Learn all about building things that fly! Build some flying contraptions of your own!
  • Tinker Tuesday - Things That Go!
    Tue, Feb 15
    RISE Center of Excellence
    Feb 15, 10:00 AM – Feb 16, 11:45 AM
    RISE Center of Excellence, 427 Edwin St, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA
    Let's build our own moving machines!

Homeschool Enrichment

We offer homeschoolers & KinderCampers unique learning opportunities that are fun & informative.. 

Our enrichment classes provide informal, immersive learning experiences that help young scholars put theory into action. Scholars will engage in creative projects that incorporate all subjects into short term and long term projects. All of our activities are designed to help youth develop analytical thinking, creativity, problem solving and collaboration skills.


eSTEAM Club After School 

The eSTEAM Club is proud to announce that in 2020 we launched our after-school initiative in Gastonia, NC. This program offers opportunities for tutoring in reading and math, homework help, and engaging STEAM projects and workshops.

Scholars participating in our after school program are also offered the opportunity to join us for other opportunities like eSTEAM Club, 4H, Sprouts, Saturday Science Academy, Teen Science Cafe, & eSTEAM Leaders based on age and interest.

Saturday Science Academy

eSTEAM Leaders

This program provides opportunities for youth to engage in hands-on STEAM projects while developing soft skills that build confidence, promote independence, and encourage creativity.

We place emphasis on collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

eSTEAM Leaders offers teens the chance to learn advanced life skills. We help students with college and scholarship application processes, teach job readiness, interview skills and of course leadership skills.

A Vision You Can Believe In

A Bit of Background

Esther’s Organization was created to fill the void of community based informal learning programs.  


Our focus is on providing informal learning opportunities to school-aged youth and young adults up to age 26.


Our goal is to help youth and young adults to obtain 21st Century skills for work and life.


To achieve this we have created the eSTEAM Club, a suite of program offerings dedicated exclusively to interest youth in rural areas in STEAM careers, provide opportunities to engage in informal STEAM learning opportunities, and to support local STEAM Project Based Learning (PBL) programs and education.

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