Program open to the Greater Bay Area

Each fall, we provide FREE STEM classroom supplies and project-based STEM program/event grants to Greater Bay Area (CA) educators. Each spring, we work with educators to bring project-based science experiences directly to their classrooms.

Our fall 2021 and spring 2022 applications will be limited to educators in the Greater Bay Area (California) in line with our organization’s new vision and mission.

Spring 2022: We’re Bringing the Raft Maker Mobile to your Classroom!

Our mission this year is to meet students and teachers where they are at. This means we are deepening our partnership with RAFT and providing 10 additional RAFT Maker Mobile visits! This opportunity is open to K-8 students in eligible counties. Applications for this incredible mobile learning experience will open on February 1st, 2022 and close on March 25th, 2022. The Maker Mobile will be available between May-early September, 2022. Examples of the experiences the Maker Mobile can bring to your school are as follows:

  • Magnetic Ping Ball Path
  • Car on a Roll
  • Marionette’s/Automa
  • Gravity Defying Activity
  • Homemade Sun Measurers
  • Propeller Cars
Raft Maker Mobile

2022 Important Dates

February 1st

Applications open for our spring Raft Maker Mobile experience

March 25th

Applications close for our spring Raft Maker Mobile experience

In 2021, we were able to support:

  • 168 teachers with a RAFT membership
  • 168 teachers with RAFT STEM kits
  • 11,500+ of tri fold boards
  • 11,500+ of notebooks
  • $1,200 in new teacher stipends

For more information about the Building STEM Classrooms Initiative, please see our FAQ or reach out to us at hello@outreach-foundation.org. Thank you for all that you do for Bay Area students.

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