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Monthly Archives: February 2018

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17 year old microgrant recipient Frishta from Anaheim, CA used her award to facilitate a service day run by youth for youth. The purpose was to provide vital health education to African-American and Latino children in low-income, minority neighborhoods who are overwhelmingly developing diabetes and heart-disease. Local high school students were recruited as volunteers to carry out a free health literacy workshop. Frishta hopes this event will strengthen her community as well as raise awareness around these preventative health issues.

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15 year old microgrant recipient Christine from Redmond, WA used her award to create an outreach program for minority groups that are underrepresented in STEM related career fields. Her project missions are to make a science education accessible to everyone regardless of their financial backgrounds and getting more girls involved in STEM. Christine worked with a local Girl Scouts Troop and hosted a free workshop for girls to try STEM experiments in order to educate them and hopefully spark their interest over the long term.

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Microgrant recipients & twin brothers Joshua and Benjamin from Eugene, OR used their award to modify toy ride ons (think: dumptrucks) as an alternative to a wheelchair for young children with physical disabilities. The modified cars actually help kids make friends better than a wheelchair would because the toy cars look fun and attract other kids.