My name is Dr. Christopher Williams. I am a geneticist and biology researcher in the Washington, DC area. I have started an after-school science education program called The First Life Science (FiLS) Program
. The FiLS Program is committed to bringing memorable and educational science experiences to elementary school students. We are currently partnering with Bancroft Elementary School in Washington, DC, where we provide an after-school biology program for 5th grade students.
I am raising money to purchase supplies and equipment for science activities for the students. Equipment such as microscopes and magnifying glasses will be used to show the students about the awesome biology that is everywhere around them. The equipment will be used for the after-school program and for regularly-scheduled science demonstrations and events for the students and families in neighboring communities.
It has been my dream and my mission to show as many children as possible the joys and excitement of biology. I am looking to continue the partnership with Bancroft Elementary School for many years as The FiLS Program is spread to neighboring schools in the Washington, DC area. Any contributions that you can make will bring me a step closer to providing unforgettable science experiences to elementary school students and positively changing their lives.
The FiLS Program aims to ensure the next generation is scientifically literate and prepared with the proper skills to contribute to a world that is becoming more dependent on science and technology. This is especially true for students from minority backgrounds, as they are underrepresented in science careers. The FiLS Program is working to develop a diverse scientific workforce by providing early and consistent access to memorable and educational science experiences for students.
To learn more about The First Life Science Program, please go to www.filsprogram.org