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STEM franchise business draws two teachers

The local franchisees of a popular children’s sports franchise are branching out into STEM.

Maureen and Mark Miller, franchisees of a mobile soccer clinic called Soccer Shots, have just bought into another franchise called Engineering for Kids.

The program teaches children ages 4 to 14 about science, technology, engineering and math. They offer classes, camps, workshops and birthday parties. The hands-on curriculum includes lessons about all types of engineering, as well as technology-based programs including robotics and game design.

The Millers are also teachers. They opted for the franchise after noticing a lack of exposure to hands-on STEM activities and poor participation in science fairs.