We’ve all been there. You’ve had this moment of inspiration. You’ve chased that inspiration from concept to prototype. Now, you’ve got a working example of your vision. And all you need is just a little capital to take it to the next level. Well, that’s exactly where the Beaverton School District finds themselves with their #FutureBus project, a mobile maker space that encourages kids to make stuff and break stuff. But this time, you get to play the role of investor.
You see, while the bus is a thing, it still needs funding to get it on the road. That’s why the Beaverton Education Foundation is helping raise money for the effort.
The Future Ready team has been diligently working to create a mobile learning space where kids create and experiment with engineering and creative design. The vision is nearly complete thanks to generous donations from First Tech Federal Credit Union, Gallagher Designs, Beaverton School District and many others.
Now, the folks at Stumptown have promised to match up to $10,000 of money raised.
Stumptown Coffee and the donor will donate $10,000 to the FutureBus initiative, via the BEF, when we receive $10,000 of donations to underwrite the final details of the FutureBus and ensure that students at 12 pilot schools (including all of our Camp Achieve schools) experience FutureBus this summer. Schools will be equipped and trained to continue the maker movement, students and families will have “Take and Make” home kits to promote STEAM learning and understand the Future Ready vision.
You do the math. That’s $20,000 for the project. Which means lots of mobile making.
If you’d like to support the effort, empower a whole new generation of makers, and help the #FutureBus hit the road, please consider making (See what I did there?) a donation to the Beaverton Education Foundation #FutureBus Challenge.