Water at the Science Fair for the Silent Children

Please come to our science fair tomorrow night – January 26
from 6 pm to 8 pm.

There will be lots to do!  Mad Science and Covestro are there with hands on science for little ones.  Lots of fabulous science fair projects are on display!  Awards will be awarded!

The Take Action club will make sure you stay hydrated.  They will be selling water to raise money for the children rescued from slavery and war.

Stop by the booth to congratulate the Take Action Club leader, Aleenia Reich.  Aleenia was nominated for the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network Afterschool Champions Award.  . Champions should demonstrate outstanding work in developing, supporting and promoting meaningful high-quality afterschool/out-of-school time programs to benefit children, youth and families across Pennsylvania.


Aleenia is an extraordinary young woman currently in 5th grade.  She was named a research fellow in our Media Lab program last year when she proposed to run an afterschool service learning club.  Using the curriculum and campaigns provided by WE Schools, Aleenia has led and inspired the students to sell Rafiki bracelets to benefit education in Kenya, hold bake sales for area food banks and homeless shelters, raise awareness around global justice issues, and helped the school raise over $16,000 for St. Jude’s hospital over two years.  I cannot emphasize how capable this young girl is.  Last Wednesday she left organized games, videos, and assignments for the club [and for the mentor!] as she knew she had to leave early (to help a teacher with another afterschool project).  Watch the TED talk she made last year https://youtu.be/INkPzTc9Qyo and the playlist for the club (Aleenia does the storyboards, filming, editing and posting) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4U3ToHCoHXl87PfRtgCXVBiBUky7rn6R.  I can’t emphasize enough have mature, collaborative, and enthusiastic Aleenia is. She inspires the kids and the educators of the school to join this club and take part in its actions

Fingers crossed!



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