Support STEM Education for 1000 Bay Area Children

by The Family Giving Tree
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Summary

The National Science Foundation estimates that 80% of American jobs created in the next decade will require math and science skills. For low-income children, not having school supplies is a key barrier to learning these skills. How do you learn Geometry if you can't afford a ruler, compass, or protractor? You can support STEM education, and help low-income children start school off on the right foot by supplying the tools they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
$35,000
total goal
$29,883
remaining
52
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1
monthly donor
2
years active

Challenge

In the 7 counties served by the Family Giving Tree, more than 388,000 students qualify for the Federal Free Meal Program. For a family of 4 to qualify, their annual income must be below $30,615. Eligible families struggle to provide the supplies their children need in the classroom. Their primary financial concerns are food, housing, & clothing. Starting school without supplies seriously impacts learning, particularly in STEM subjects.

Solution

When students are prepared for school with the materials they need to succeed in the classroom, it has a positive impact on their learning.

Long-Term Impact

Education is a key to breaking the cycle of poverty. With 80% of U.S. jobs created in the next decade requiring math and science skills, sending children to school prepared with backpacks and supplies will equip tomorrow's workforce with the skills they need to succeed.

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http:/​/​www.familygivingtree.org
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The Family Giving Tree

Location: Milpitas, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.familygivingtree.org
Project Leader:
Amelia Johnson
Milpitas, CA United States

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