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Project Management Skills for Kids

$20 of $1,410 goal

Raised by 1 person in 2 months
PJMan  & The StarGazers Kids consist of a group of kids ages 7-18 years old in Oakland, CA who are using real projects to learn project management and leadership skills.  In addition to project management and leadership skills, we are learning a lot of technical skills such as programming, multi-media (videos, video games, apps, etc...) and business skills to execute and communicate about our projects.  We are also partnering with the MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Education in Oakland, CA - https://www.themade.org/) who teaches them video game programming skills using Scratch ( https://scratch.mit.edu/)


Eventually, most of our projects will be geared towards improving our community and communities all over the world. 

We've completed a 6 hour class introducing us to project management skills, tools and principals based on PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge  https://www.pmi.org/pmbok-guide-standards).  Now we will start working on projects.   ...and yes, we're having fun while we learn.

This is our 3rd project.  The first two were practices projects.  This is our first real project. 

For this project, we are learning more about our world, how to manage a crowdfund campaign, how to fundraise, how to give back and how to manage everything using project management and leadership skills. 

We will start with a project and marketing plan, and then set goals for our budget, our campaign financial goal, schedule, risks, stakeholders, scope changes, customer satisfaction, etc...

100% of the proceeds (minus the Go Fund Me fees) from this campaign will go directly to Asante Africa Foundation  headquartered in Oakland, CA.  They help communities , villages and tribes in Kenya and Tanzania, Africa build schools.  In addition to educating the kids from the local area, they teach leadership and entreprenial skills.

Here's how you can help:


For:       You can Purchase:
$1           (1) eBook (Electronic Book)
$3           (1) eTextBook (Electronic Book)
$20        (1) Uniform (Top, bottoms and vest)
$35        (1) Uniform & a Pair of Shoes
$40        (1) Desk that seats 3-4 students
$50        (1) Electronic Tablet w/ 10 eBooks

Feel free to give more.  Every dollars helps!

Again, your giving keeps on giving.  As you donate to our Go Fund Me, our kids learn more about monitoring projects and seeing how their efforts affect the outcome of the projects while kids in Africa and their families and villages receive the resources they need to live better lives.  

As this project processes, we will share more about what we're learning so you and the kids in your life can learn more from our efforts.


To learn more about Asante Africa Foundation, visit
their website: https://asanteafrica.org/

To learn more about our efforts, visit our website:  http://pjmanthestargazers.com/   or like our facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/pjmanthestargazers/
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This Go Fund Me is to teach kids ages 7-18 years old project management and leadership skills. We are using this project to learn how to use the skills and tools we've learned to plan, manage, monitor on our projects.

We are also being exposed to various occupations that use project management (all of them) including STEM jobs. Speakers from the various industries come and talk to us about what they were like as kids, what they wanted to be, what they do now and now they got to where they are now.

Erna Grasz was our first speaker. Prior to founding Asante Africa Foundation in 2006, she was an engineer and then an executive for a robotics company in Silicon Valley. December 16, 2017 she came in and shared her story with us. Then she told us about the kids in Kenya and Tanzania Africa and the work that her foundation is doing to help those kids. She also taught about about their culture, the clothes they were, some of the instruments they play by bringing some examples and letting us try the clothes on and play the instruments.

Over the course of this project, we will share some of our stories and videos so please stay tunes and give. Thanks for following us.
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$20 of $1,410 goal

Raised by 1 person in 2 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Asante Africa Foundation, Inc.
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Livermore, CA
EIN: 711010614
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