James Mclelland via Crowdrise
June 08, 2011
BENEFITING: NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
ORGANIZER: NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2011
NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE OLYMPIAD wrote -
State funding for the North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) has been eliminated by State leaders. This comes at a time when the North Carolina Science Olympiad is experiencing unprecedented growth. Team participation has doubled since 2006 and the new elementary program is exploding. During the 2010 - 2011 school year, approximately 10,000 North Carolina students participated in the NC Science Olympiad program.
NCSO will not be able to fulfill its mission or its commitment to host tournaments across the State without your financial support. We must fill a budget gap of $150,000 for the 2011 - 2012 fiscal year to maintain our current program. Our goal however is not to just maintain, but to grow, to hire more staff, develop better resources, and extend our reach to every county and every school in North Carolina.
To do this, we need your help to not only fill the budget gap of $150,000 left with the elimination of State Funding for the next Fiscal Year, but to raise far and above this to sustain the North Carolina Science Olympiad for years to come.
Let's ignite a passion for science in North Carolina and invest in a proven and effective program. Let's continue the growth of the NCSO so that North Carolina's students can reach their full potential as future contributors to our local economies and enable them to be competitive in an increasingly global marketplace.