Kid Count Grants 2017

Kid Count Grants 2017

The Beaverton Education Foundation is pleased to announce the award of the 2017 BEF Kids Count Grants. With thanks to our generous donors, including the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, Genentech, First Tech Federal Credit Union and PGE Foundation, BEF is awarding $100,000, funding summer programs at ten Beaverton schools.

We are thrilled to share that our highly successful Camp Achieve Program has expanded to nine schools, bringing us closer to our goal of 15 schools by the summer of 2019. We are energized by the Boot Camp at Sunset high School, as this is a brand new program to BEF. We look forward to sharing the success of all of the programs in the fall.

 

Engineering Boot Camp | $10,000

School: Sunset High School

Engineering Boot Camp will prepare students to fully access computer science and engineering programs during the school year. Students will gain skills in computer science and engineering through completing the design cycle in the creation of original products. Students from underrepresented groups will be specifically recruited as this type of experience will help them gain confidence in their skills and make them more likely to enroll and excel in computer science and engineering classes during the school year.

 

Camp Achieve | $30,000

Schools: McKay, Raleigh Hills, and Raleigh Park  Elementary Schools

Our Camp Achieve model will be targeted at kids currently in K-4 and identified as needing academic support and intervention so as to avoid returning to school with diminished skills. This six-week summer literacy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) program is a priority for targeted students, for whom robust academic structure and enrichment may be otherwise unavailable. Our programs will embrace science, engineering and tech components, giving students hands on opportunities to apply their learning. We will have field trips and a virtual learning component.

 

Camp Achieve | $30,000

Schools: Bethany, Terra Linda, and Rock Creek Elementary Schools

Camp Achieve is designed to serve students of all abilities and skills. Many at-risk students lack an educationally supportive environment over the summer and return to school with diminished skills (often called “summer slide”). Camp Achieve aims to address this problem by offering multiple weeks of school over the summer through the collaboration of three elementary schools and offer high-quality, research-based instruction. Our programs will embrace science, engineering and tech components, giving students hands on opportunities to apply their learning. We will have field trips and a virtual learning component.

 

Camp Achieve | $30,000

Schools: Ridgewood, Cedar Mill, West TV Elementary School

Camp Achieve is designed to serve students of all abilities and skills. Many at-risk students lack an educationally supportive environment over the summer and return to school with diminished skills (often called “summer slide”). Camp Achieve aims to address this problem by offering multiple weeks of school over the summer through the collaboration of three elementary schools and offer high-quality, research-based instruction. Our programs will embrace science, engineering and tech components, giving students hands on opportunities to apply their learning. We will have field trips and a virtual learning component.

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