All in 1000 Feet

It’s difficult sometimes to get youngsters interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses and even more difficult kids that come from neighborhoods where violence, drugs and poverty are a part of daily life.  But a New Jersey school found a way to make it fun and interesting and all in 1,000 feet — soapbox derby participation.  A team of volunteer independent filmmakers documented the project from beginning to end to help raise funds for future programs and show that good things can happen when young people are motivated.   These students learned STEM information without realizing it and their thirst for knowledge continues. Maybe their story will encourage others to take a proactive role in their communities. [Read more…]

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