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Celebrating 10 Years of Providing Science Education to Youth

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Sierra Nevada Journeys is celebrating its 10th anniversary and 100,000th child served. It’s so rewarding to interact with past program participants who are now graduating from high school and attending college who say, “I remember Sierra Nevada Journeys when I was in elementary school and it was such an incredible experience.” We want all generations of youth to engage with science in exciting and impactful ways, so we must continue to deliver Sierra Nevada Journeys’ innovative programming to elementary youth.

Unfortunately, Nevada is near the bottom—44th out of 50 states—in educating students in science. Most of our elementary children receive less than two hours per week of science education. Yet, the fastest growing jobs are those that require science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. Many of our kids are failing science, and we’re failing these kids.

As a donor to Sierra Nevada Journeys, you become part of proven solutions that bring science to life for students and increase their STEM knowledge. Through our school-based programs, 90% of elementary children improve their science comprehension! Our programs are aligned with state and national standards and integrate seamlessly into existing classroom instruction to help students and teachers meet education goals. We’re committed to providing cutting-edge, outdoor science education to youth from all socio-economic backgrounds that builds science literacy and problem solving skills. More than 55% of the students we serve are from low-income families.

Please consider making a gift to Sierra Nevada Journeys. When you donate by Dec. 31, 2017, your gift will be put to work right away during the 2017-18 school year, and you will be included in our 10th Anniversary Giving Circle. I hope you will join us in ensuring a bright future for our children by providing the critical STEM education they need.

Eaton Dunkelberger