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Local Foundation Starts to Help Serve Underserved Children with Technical Education

Kennedy Space Center Education Foundation helps bring STEAM to youth


Cape Canaveral, FL – WEBWIRE

We feel that by providing a focused environment for underserved elementary and middle school children, we can get them interested early so that they continue to focus on critical STEAM education as they get into high school.

Recognizing the importance of getting children interested in Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Mathematics when they are young, the Kennedy Space Center Education Foundation has stepped in to provide a way to ensure underserved children get opportunities in this area.
 
KSCEF intends to be a bridge that connects underserved elementary and middle school children in the Brevard County Public Schools system with educational programs in partnership with the KSC Visitor Complex and partner companies and individuals.
 
KSCEF’s Executive Director said he is already encouraged by what he has heard from BCPS and other potential supporters.
 
“Our goal is to dramatically impact the lives of underserved children in Brevard County,” said Adrian Laffitte, the executive director of KSCEF.
 
KSCEF is working to provide a way for teachers and students to do a period of instruction at KSC Visitor Complex’s education facilities so that they can immerse themselves in STEAM activities.
 
“We feel that by providing a focused environment for underserved elementary and middle school children, we can get them interested early so that they continue to focus on critical STEAM education as they get into high school,” Laffitte, a former Lockheed-Martin Executive, said.
 
KSC Visitor’s Complex is looking forward to working with the foundation and the school system to make this program a success.
 
“We are pleased the KSC Education Foundation is moving to fill a critical gap in this community,” said Therrin Protze, Chief Operating Officer Delaware Companies North Park and Resorts at KSC, Inc.
 
KSCEF has a board of industry and space leaders, including well-known astronauts in the community, Winston Scott, Sam Durance and Robert Springer.
 
KSCEF is a non-profit organization that is focused on provided underserved elementary and middle school children in Brevard County with STEAM educational opportunities to foster continued interest as they continue their education.
 
People and companies wishing to support the KSCEF should visit the website, KSCEF.org, or contact adrian@kscef.org or 321-501-4552.
 
If you want to do an interview with Adrian, please contact brad@kscef.org or by calling 321-613-8476.
 


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