David Douglas Educational Foundation (DDEF) in partnership with David Douglas High School just kicked off a crowdfunding campaign and it will run through May 9th. The funds will be spent on equipment for the new MakerSpace at the high school.
Their goal is to raise $15,000! DDEF has a sponsor who will match the first $5,000 if it’s raised by April 22, 2017. They are 40% toward meeting the match. Help them reach their target by donating today!
MakerSpace classrooms allow students to create, collaborate, and learn using the latest technology, such as 3D printers, milling machines, heat presses, vinyl cutters, and other modern tools to make any conceivable object. The only limit is a student’s imagination.
Why It’s Important
Today’s young innovators are tomorrow’s science and tech leaders. The jobs of the future will require a highly-skilled, technology-savvy labor force. We need to expose our David Douglas students to the latest tools available to provide them every possible advantage. Our MakerSpace will open doors to new career paths and ignite a passion for lifelong learning.
Research tells us that MakerSpace classrooms:
· Keep at-risk youth interested in school
· Reduce absenteeism
· Help students synthesize tough subjects
· Facilitate higher-order problem-solving
· Foster natural collaboration and teamwork
It won’t happen without YOU!
This 21st Century technology is too expensive for families to afford at home, and the only way our high school students will have access to these tools is through pooling our resources together. The David Douglas School District does not have money to fund our MakerSpace, so we are calling on you to help.
Help us build the classroom of the future!