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Lisa OKeefe's Fundraiser:

Touring Science Center for Underprivileged

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NYS schools have been subject to a continual slashing of funds, with at-risk schools bearing the brunt of the cuts. Children in under-resourced/underfunded schools are at risk of failure. Disparity in educational opportunities results in inequality in learning. This compromise to learning resources/funding will be addressed by this initiative through efforts to research schools most at-risk and providing them free educational opportunities. This initiative provides for a touring science center that will visit NYS at-risk elementary schools. The center, equipped with hands-on/interactive exhibits/gadgets/experiments, will educate/spark the imagination of young students while addressing their diverse learning styles. Presentations follow a lesson plan that incorporates various branches of science and are age appropriate. Schools will be given select items, used in the demonstrations, to build to their educational resource base and each child will take home a science package to continue their interest/appreciation/application. Elementary schools at-risk are being targeted because the earlier you expose a child to learning opportunities the greater their ability to comprehend, adopt and apply those skills. Once students gain a knowledge base and apply those skills, they are more apt to succeed in later education and to engage in leadership/supportive roles that broaden, diversify and mobilize activist efforts. This initiative will be managed and implemented by the President of Science-A-Peel, Inc. who is a certified teacher. Science-a-Peel, Inc. is a NYS not-for-profit corporation (5013c status pending) fostering a higher, more participatory level of education to the public regarding the various branches of science and how they relate to modern day issues through active learning that develops a profound understanding/appreciation of science while responding to the public’s pluralism/multiculturalism. The goal is to inspire the public to take ownership for their learning and apply it to continued learning/activism.



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