Bell School STEAM Accelerator w/ Girls STEM Track

$107,610 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 130 people in 2 months
Created December 5, 2018

35017608_1544039461921743_r.jpegWe're raising money for the Chicago Public School’s first-ever K-8  - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math  Accelerator

                                                                   -- The Alexander Graham Bell STEAM Accelerator --

To give kids access to the tools needed to be inspired, to thrive.  And become a model for other CPS schools to emulate.

Benefits of a STEAM program:

- Provide students access to the latest equipment, software curriculum and supplemental teachers- currently unavailable due to resource constraints
- Build 21st Century communication and collaboration skills
- Learn to think critically
- Acquire grit: fail, evaluate, try again, and persevere until a problem is solved
- Create opportunities for girls in STEM through mentorships and tailored programs


The Bell STEAM Accelerator will be the first K-8 program in Chicago Public Schools and the model to emulate in 2019 and beyond and will include:

- Robotics equipment
- 3D printing tools
- Laser cutters and engravers
- Video equipment, editing software, and recording studio
- Woodworking and textile shop, including tools, software and support
- Hands-on instruction from trained teachers and technologists
- Course development
- After-school STEAM clubs
- Girls STEM track, including mentors, role-models and targeted programs
- Partnerships with nonprofits like:  Girls who Code, PowerUp Tech Academy, Deaf Kids Code, and more


Let's give our students the tools, training, and community to thrive in our future. Our society is embarking on a new industrial revolution -- based on artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, 5g wireless, and more -- where a wave of business innovation will creatively transform our lives35017608_1544025702794749_r.jpeg

Any donation will help make impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to the kids.

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$107,610 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 130 people in 2 months
Created December 5, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Friends of Bell School
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