Friday, April 08, 2005

Looking for partners: Summer Science Academy for kids

The Education Foundation of Harris County, in cooperation with CASE from the Harris County Department of Education, are looking to create and grow a Summer Science Academy for middle, jr.high and high school kids. The long-term, big-picture concept was originally mentioned on Houston Strategies in the fourth paragraph of the Astrodome posting. The goal is to keep kids interested in math and science with fun activities through the summer so they stay more engaged and don't give up during the school year, which is very common in that age-range.

We're looking to do some small-scale pilots this summer, with a bigger ramp-up for 2006, and are seeking partnering organizations to provide content/curriculum, activities, counselors/staff, kids, sites/locations, sponsors, etc. The expectation is that parents will pay fees to cover most costs, with possible scholarships for lower-income children. If you're interested, or know anybody that might be interested, please email me at tgattis(at) (no-spam anti-spider format - replace (at) with @) and I'll forward it on to the right people. Thanks.


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