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[Pledge] Tech Boston Academy Innovation Team Support Pledge

Thursday, August 1, 2013   (0 Comments)
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August 1, 2013 -- Tech Boston Academy Innovation Team Support Pledge:

Greetings from Leonardo Gomez at Tech Boston Academy,

I'm organizing an innovation team at Tech Boston Academy for the upcoming school year. My very talented students are extremely close to getting a grant from the MIT-Lemelson foundation to develop a low-cost personal location beacon for use in disaster scenarios (e.g. earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, flawed construction). I am trying to enlist support from the community in the form of mentors for my students, financial support for the project, or facilities/tools for students to use outside of school. You won't necessarily need to interact with the students directly; online mentor support is also needed (i.e. ignore geographic limitations).

About my students/school: My school serves a low-income, majority African American and Hispanic population, where nearly all students receive free lunch. Our facilities are lacking and the supplies I use in my classes are purchased using my funds. My students are extremely talented but are very under served and this is an attempt to change that. Tech Boston Academy has a substantial Haitian student population, many of which are survivors of the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010 (see supplemental link below). The invention my students have proposed is derived from their experience during the earthquake and is intended to help with the relief effort if such an event were to occur again.

I am looking for support in anyway that you can provide it, but I honestly think the best support is a list of mentors my students can call upon in the event they get stuck in developing their invention. Please complete the form below if you'd like to sign on as a mentor, help fund the project, or provide access to facilities/tools to my students.

Sign the Pledge Form »

View the TBA Haitian Earthquake Student Video Link »


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