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Prep Receives Funding Support for Middle and Upper School Robotics Programs

Prep Receives Funding Support for Middle and Upper School Robotics Programs
Posted on 09/07/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Prep Receives Funding Support for Middle and Upper School Robotics ProgramsAugusta Prep recently received a check for $2,900 to fund our Middle and Upper school robotics programs!  Pictured is one of Prep's Middle School FLL teams, the H2O Pros, with Charlotte LeRoy holding the check in the middle.  Our school received this generous donation from Clarke and Concordia (C&C), a local non-profit group whose mission is:

"To inspire students to pursue a STEM career field by adding a hands-on experience with Science Technology Engineering and Math in an extracurricular after-school program.  This will be done by establishing partnerships between K-12 students with experts in these fields from; corporations, organizations and the local community members."

Prep began its relationship with C&C this past year when Mrs. Lauren Ivey made contact with Jane Monroe, one of the founders of C&C, through her networking during the First Lego League season.  Augusta Prep soon became a partner school, and we received our first check this year to fund the expenses associated with two FLL teams in the Middle School and one FTC team in the Upper School.  Augusta Prep is a unique partner for C&C, being the only school offering these programs as part of the school day.  In addition to the generous check, C&C will be providing adult mentors (local engineers, scientists. etc.) for our school's teams.  There is also a college student mentor program underway with the following mission:  
"To establish a trilateral agreement between K-12 schools, colleges, and corporations to create a workforce pipeline through the implementation of Student Engineering teams in all CSRA schools."

Augusta Prep feels very fortunate to be part of this amazing program in the CSRA, and we plan to do our part to share our passion for STEM in our local community.

For more information, please see the Clarke & Concordia website below. 


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