Kid’s Innovation Playground is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to bridging the educational gap in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) experiences for children PreK-8th grade in rural western Pennsylvania.
Kid's Innovation Playground will encourage and inspire a generation of life-long learners by valuing their unique passions and talents and exposing them to the latest technologies and potential career paths.
Due to the pandemic KiP has pushed the pause button on in-person programming. We are using this time to apply for additional grant funding and will be ready in the spring to offer a full menu of STEAM out-of-school time programming to engage children, teens, families, and educators!
Founder, Executive Director, Instructor, and Lead Learner
Lorraine Shaffer is a retired elementary school and computer technology teacher. She is dedicated to bridging the gap in technological exposure and understanding for children, parents, and educators in northern Butler County. She is certified to teach Engineering is Elementary to children, as well as educators. She attended Birdbrain Technologies’ Catalyze Learning Institute and engages children using the Hummingbird Bit, coding, and arts and crafts. She is an experienced grant writer and helps organizations apply for public money to bring engineering and technology to kids.
Board of Directors
Lorraine Shaffer Executive Director
Leanna Jewart Secretary/Treasurer
Alicia Ferguson President
Beth Culley Director
Carrie Morgan-Davis Director