The Generation Project provides an innovative way for anyone to make a specific kind of impact in the lives of children from lower income situations through financial giving and the recommendations of teachers. If you have a worthwhile activity or experience you’d like to fund (or partially fund) for a deserving, low income student, you can share that dream on The Generation Project’s website. After it is posted, educators from around the country (who are verified as teachers by project staff) can apply for their students to participate in published projects.
This three minute video provides an overview.
I’m thinking The Generation Project would be a great way for Storychasers (and others who believe in the importance of the Storychasers’ mission) to provide scholarships to students to attend a “Storychaser’s Summer Camp” event they might not otherwise be able afford.
The need to provide greater educational equity is a HUGE need and something that’s on my mind frequently. It’s great to provide opportunities for kids to take one-on-one training classes at the Apple Store after their parents purchase a new Mac laptop for them… But what about all the kids whose parents are NOT buying them technology tools and providing experiences like these? Teachers are often in a great position to make recommendations about motivated, deserving students who have a passion but lack the means to further develop it. In cases like these, The Generation Project could help in a big way.
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- More EdCamps Coming: Tulsa, Andover (Kansas) & Stillwater - 2014
- Text Complexity for Common Core State Standards by Linda Everett - 2012
- Recent Developments in Oklahoma Teacher Evaluation by Louis Barlow - 2012
- Developing Student Thinking Skills for College, Career and Citizenship by Rebecca Wilkinson #ccss - 2012
- The Future is Now: IT in Common Core by Nick Migliorino - 2012
- Springer & Monson to Barresi: You Don't Have the Right to Take Over Our Public Schools in Oklahoma - 2012
- Silvia Tolisano on Skype in the Classroom and Digital Storytelling - 2010
- Personalized Digital Newspapers - 2010
- Explorations enroute to and in Christchurch, New Zealand - 2009
- Compelling Oklahoma Oral Histories - 2008