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Funding for School STEM Program

Goal of 100 Exceptional Schools

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Many high school teachers host work sessions in which their classes build costumes for other students or kids in the community in wheelchairs. Each class learns the importance of helping others while doing something fun and creative.


Design Thinking

It is our belief that all young people should be prepared to think deeply and well so that they have the chance of becoming the innovators, educators, researchers and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and world, both today and tomorrow. Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes offers a unique opportunity that gives students a way to meet those goals in a fun and challenging way.


STEM

The U.S. has developed as a global leader, in part, through the intelligence and hard work of scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).


Community Service

By working with Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes, schools can enhance the development of STEM learning skills by providing a challenging experience while solving a real-world problem. The students learn firsthand about everyday life in a wheelchair, or other special needs equipment, and the challenges these kids meet every day. These costumes are more than just something to wear. They’re an escape to a place where special needs children are not viewed by their classmates as "different," but instead as just another child in a really cool costume. The barriers are briefly brought down, and inclusion is often achieved for the first time. This inclusion is felt long after the costume is removed.

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Recent Activity

Name William Pridy
Activity Type Donation, Mailing list
Amount $25.00
Date 09/20/19
for "Jackson's Wheelchair Halloween Costume Build Project"

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