Making Education a Right NOT a Privilege

by The Carrot Project Corp
Making Education a Right NOT a Privilege
Making Education a Right NOT a Privilege
Making Education a Right NOT a Privilege
Making Education a Right NOT a Privilege
Making Education a Right NOT a Privilege
Making Education a Right NOT a Privilege
Making Education a Right NOT a Privilege
Making Education a Right NOT a Privilege

Update on the events for The Carrot Project:

Thank you very much for your support of our organization over the last year and supporting this fundraiser.  Our organization is currently holding our coding classes that will be finishing up in April, as well as our afterschool tutoring program and musical instruction.

As we continue to expand our programming, we are helping out local schools through the year.  With the continued support of people like all of you we have been able to giveaway school supplies to several local schools, expanding our 3D in-school and after school classes,  Girls Who Code programming, FIN (family in needs) backpacks and provide clothing to several youth organizations to families at risk. 

Our FIN packs include:  toothbrushes, toothpaste, blankets, gloves, hats and other basic needs specific to those who request them.  We have also provided hygiene packs that include toiletries for youth who cannot afford them.

Our school supply runs – have provided mid-school year needs to classrooms around the community that included snacks, backpacks, Kleenex, pencils, notebooks, erasers, folders, crayons and composition notebooks. 

Our expanded 3D printing classes – included a presentation to local teachers and coming in April a hand-on workshop at two local schools.  Our volunteers will be giving a workshop to fourth and fifth graders on the operations of 3D printers and 3D pens, to foster a desire to work with technology.   

Our 2018 summer and fall programming goals are to increase our tutoring availabilities, musical instruction classes, creative writing workshops, IT basics and expanded programming as well as drone and physic classes. 

Please continue to spread the word about our upcoming programming and our past successes.  If you see the need for what we provide our community help us continue our grassroots approach to success.  Pass the word and keep us strong.

Thank you again for all of the support over the year.

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To all of our supporters,

 

Thank you so much for your continued support.  2017 is ending yet our programming continues. We are currently in process of our wonderful club called Girls Who Code.  We were lucky enough to have two incredible instructors who are volunteering their time from September - February.  One of our instructors is a Fox Valley Technical College IT instructor who decided to come on board and help promote computer science for our organization.  

Girls who code is a national club that allows girls to learn concepts such as loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages.  

Our organization provides a safe and supportive environment for the girls, which promotes success, confidence and new friends.

During these classes the broad set of skills taught include:  Teamwork, time management, communication, and organization skills.

We appreciate everyone's continued support so that we can grow and provide more classes in 2018.

 

As always, feel free to help spread the word regarding our center and what we are trying to accomplish.  

 

Thank you again,
Carissa

 



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Student presentation
Student presentation

Public Speaking......it can be a scary thought for many.  The Carrot Project was lucky enough to find an amazing instructor who gave our youth the confidence and tools to do just that....GIVE A SPEECH.  He allowed them to find interesting ways to gather their thoughts, fine tune their ideas and take it in front of the class.  Throughout the class the students were able to give "mini" speeches to their classmates in preparation for the larger final speech. Not only did each participant find their voice in front of the classroom, they found their voice among friends.  Many of these students who participated were from surrounding school districts which gave them the opportunity to meet new people. Our public speaking curriculum gave youth guidance and positive reinforcement that will ensure their lifelong confidence in front of an audience.  

We are hoping to share more classes such as these in the upcoming months.  We believe that with every opportunity a child has, it brings them one step closer to achieving their very best.  

Watch our Facebook page for upcoming classes, progress on our giving program, music lessons, coding classes, community enrichment programs and much more.

If you believe what we are doing is important make sure to share it and invite your friends to talk about it.  The more we come together as a community, the stronger we become.  Thank you to all of our supporters you make the difference.

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Student 2 presentation
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Zach
Zach

Please allow us to introduce you to Zach.  Zach is one of our local students who came to us for academic enrichment. Zach's mother is single parent without a system in place to help with tutoring. She reached out hoping to find support and found The Carrot Project.  Being a single mom she did not have the means to provide additional services out of school for Zach.  Zach was having difficulty in his ability to reach grade-level goals for reading and comprehension.  Coming to The Carrot Project he has been able to level his reading skills, gain on his word development and appreciate other forms of reading such as poetry as well as creative writing.  Since our services are free to those who apply, Zachary's mother has had one less burden to worry about.  With our generous donors, we have been able to keep Zachary enrolled not only for school year tutoring and enrichment but we have been able to extend those services for the summer months. Zachary has developed a love of reading, writing and creative explanations.  We are currently working on this first book writing with illustration.  The gift of education is priceless.  When we allow education to be a right, everyone wins.  Thank you again to all of our supporters.  

We will be posting updates and success stories on our Facebook page.  Make sure to follow us. 

Here is a little information on our Tutoring program (Academic Mentoring)

The Carrot Project has a unique approach to our Academic Mentoring (aka tutoring) program.  We are a guide in the educational process for each student.  Our Tutors/Coaches work directly with the student's formal educators.  We guide, we do not instruct.  We help find creative ways to help bring a different interruption of the material. .  We help with basic classroom lessons (math, reading, writing, test prep etc).  We rely on our formal educators to give feedback on the work done at our center.  This collaboration with the formal educators gives an advancing direction toward success. 

Goals:  To Support youth in managing their on learning in order to maximize their limitless potential   *   To develop lifelong skills for [the student] their future   *  Help improve their cognitive performance.  

We believe that it is extremely important to have full cooperation with other educators involved with the student's success.  We have developed a key component to our program that involves that cooperation.  Once we receive this information an initial interview with the student and parent/guardian will be arranged.  

Once the child and parent have been interviewed, accepted and schedule first appointment they will be required to fill out and accept our code of conduct policy form.  Our system works because of the rules in place, and violation of such rules will result in denial of services. 

Once the program has begun, communication with current educators and parents will be made on a weekly basis so that redirection or corrections in instruction can be made. 

 If you are a parent interested in having free Academic Mentoring for your child - please request the application.  No time like the present to help build the solid foundation each child needs.   

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The Carrot Project Corp

Location: Kaukauna, WI - USA
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The Carrot Project Corp
Carissa Holtz
Project Leader:
Carissa Holtz
Kaukauna, WI United States

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