The Fund-A-Need is a focused fundraising portion of the auction. Every year we choose an area of need that requires some extra attention. Last year was Art. This year is STEM.
All young people should be prepared to think deeply and to think well so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world, both today and tomorrow. But, right now, not enough of our youth have access to quality STEM learning opportunities and too few students see these disciplines as springboards for their careers.
— US Department of Education
"[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world..."
— President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015
The game changers? They are right in front of us. We make their lunches. We send them off to school. As parents, we must find a way to fortify STEM education, not so our kids are ahead of the game, but rather so they do not fall behind.
Here are some of the things your Fund-A-Need dollars could to toward:
Please raise you paddles to show your support for STEM education.
If you are unable to attend the auction,(or want to send this link to family or friends who want to donate) you can still make a donation to the Fund-A-Need through the Registration and Donation page.
You may also write a check payable to "John Rogers PTA" (Memo: Fund-A-Need) and return to the office in the PTA tresury box or mail to
John Rogers PTA Fund-A-Need
4030 109th St
Seattle, WA 98125