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Science Advancement Project -Catalina Classic Paddleboard

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BENEFITING: Edward Charles Foundation

EVENT: 2014 ASICS LA Marathon

EVENT DATE: Aug 24, 2014

Amy Keller


The United States has been dropping further and further behind our economic competitors in science literacy and achievement at the scholastic level. We recognize that a lack of science ability in our children will lead to a lack of technology and economic power in our country as a whole, but what can we do about it? Since the 1980s, billions of dollars have been spent to improve science education without any gains because these programs do not focus on the core issue that science should be taught by having students think like scientists.

Through Science Advancement Project we will equip students in our own neighborhood of the South Bay with 21st Century skills, skills developed through the integration of educational technology in their science curriculum, resulting in students being adequately prepared for higher education, entrepreneurship or STEM employment, in both the current and emerging market. The primary goal is to Improve student achievement and performance in the sciences.

Science Advancement Project’s plan is to expand upon training programs for teachers through a fellowship program within these schools and garnering interest amongst their students earlier in their middle school school career through the use of Smart Science. This will be beneficial to teachers and students who have seen their respective school’s science programs severally impacted due to state budget cuts thus affecting the quality of education its students receive.

I am planning to race the 39th Annual Catalina Classic Paddleboard race that starts on Catalina Island and finishes in Manhattan Beach.  This is a 32 mile race across the Pacific Ocean and a true challenge.  I am looking forward to your support.

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