STARBASE Indiana-South Bend opened on Thursday, March 31, 2016. This location is located at the newly renovated National Guard Armory Facility. Founded in 1636 as a citizen force organized to protect families and towns from hostile attacks, today’s National Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time, always ready to defend the American way of life in the event of an emergency.
Each program will be Monday through Thursday 9:00AM to 2:00PM and students are expected to attend all 4-days.
Summer Academy weeks will be:
Monday, June 7 thru Thursday, June 10
Monday, June 14 thru Thursday, June 17
Monday, June 21 thru Thursday, June 24
Our programming is available for students entering grades 6, 7 and 8.
All South Bend Summer Academy sessions are full and registration is closed.
Limited space is still available at the Gary Academy.
MEET THE TEAM
MATT “BOLT” BELLINA
Matt Bellina was raised in South Bend attending McKinley and Edison School in the South Bend Community School Corporation. He received a BS in Education and MA in Corporate Wellness from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. His STEM influences include the staff at STARBASE, family members and popular names such as Bill Nye the Science Guy and Steve Spangler. “I was lucky to have a father that allowed me to make safe-mistakes and creatively build in his laboratory.” As the youngest of 5 boys Matt learned quickly how to navigate group work. “It is important to know what you are good at, focus on that, and get out of the way of the others in the group (my brothers)”. In his free time Matt enjoys running, coaching youth soccer and volunteering in the community. As the Academy Director, I look forward to welcoming you to STARBASE Indiana, located in South Bend.
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