Dear STEM Community,
Are you “All in for STEM?”
Did you know that each Monday morning our kids sit together as a community at assembly and start their week off by proclaiming they are “All in for STEM?” It’s pretty amazing to hear them all say it together and see them work hard every day to live it as they learn and grow together.
This is only our 4th year as a school and our first year as a middle school.
Today and over the next few weeks we are asking the family of our students at Louisa Boren STEM K-8 to be “All in for STEM” too.
This first fundraiser of the year is our Direct Give. State and local funding is terribly inadequate to support the vision for our school and provide the level of services, support and materials we want for all of our students.
We chose Direct Give so that each dollar you spend goes directly to the school. We do not ask our students and families to sell products or gather pledges. Each donation is tax deductible, and many employers will match donations, increasing your gift to our school and community.
In the next decade, almost all of the 30 fastest-growing jobs will require some STEM skills . Science, technology, engineering and math provide the foundation for a strong future. STEM learning is a game changer; an opportunity; it offers up unlimited potential if we can bring our school’s vision to life. I believe that being “all in” means working everyday to cultivate the community we envision that values equity, sustainability and the whole child.
This school is still in the process of making this vision a reality piece-by-piece, dollar-by-dollar every day. This is only our 3rd Direct Give and our goal is to raise the same $35,000 we raised last year. It can’t happen without your support.
The funds will help acquire supplemental materials that support STEM literacy, Project Based Learning, and our Louisa Boren STEM K-8 vision. Imagine tools, construction materials, and a wide variety of books, scientific instruments, software, training and support. Let’s engage children in learning how to build a sustainable future!
I invite everyone in our community (including friends, neighbors and relatives) to give what they can today. Every dollar makes a difference.
Thank you for your support and being one of the building blocks for an amazing future.
1. The 30 fastest growing occupation 2008-18, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010