Help bridge the gap of need and accomplishment!
This amazing subset of students needs your help!
It has been averaged that most homeschool families average about $900 to educate their student each year.
That is out of pocket, with no outside financial assistance. That includes books, required hardware, classes and tutoring. Often, that amount goes mostly into core curriculum.
What often gets pushed to the side are studies of fields that can lead to lifelong passions, inspiration, and job opportunities.
The future holds a technologically advancing world. Between 2017 and 2027, it was estimated that the number of STEM jobs will grow 13 percent, compared to 9 percent for non-STEM jobs. And those jobs are slated to have a median hourly wage of $38.85 with an average salary over $87K.
However, the US is already playing catch up on the global scale. "Among the 35 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development... the U.S. ranked 30th in math and 19th in science." (PEW Research) This might explain why the number of homeschoolers continues to climb every year--parents want the best for their students! And in some ways, it is paying off! "The home-educated typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests." (NHERI) Imagine what these students could do with some amazing tech at their fingertips!
That $900 dollars that many families have to spend doesn't afford them to give their students frequent quality exposure to STEM. Many programs require expensive technology hardware, or equipment access that they simply cannot afford on top of their often already steep investment.
Education Revolution is seeking to bridge that gap. Starting next school year we will offer homeschool student in Florida STEM classes to teach students things like coding, building computers, engineering, art-math connections, and more!
We've had the privilege of working with students for the past few years. We're not new to this. We are starting this program because we know there is a need.
All funds will be used to offset the cost of purchasing technology kits for students. Thus, the cost of this equipment would not be passed on to students or their families--making our program affordable for all homeschool families! These materials are fairly common in traditional schools, but are often out of the reach of individual homeschooling families. Planned materials include Ozobots, KANO or PIPER kits, LEGO Education Kits, and robotic curriculum.
What Does it Cost to Homeschool?:https://hslda.org/content/earlyyears/Costs.asp
STEM stats: http://vitalsigns.ecs.org/state/united-states/demand and https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stem-occupations-past-present-and-future/pdf/science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stem-occupations-past-present-and-future.pdf