Brown Family Foundation Supports Next Chapter of RCS STREAM Initiative with STREAM Lab Grant
Building on a tradition of personal donation and advocacy for 21st-century education in schools throughout the greater Kansas City Metro, Michael and Millie Brown continue to support Resurrection Catholic School’s STREAM Initiative through the Brown Family Foundation, BFFKC.
The level of education and care we have seen consistently provided to students by the RCS faculty, administration, and staff is life-changing for the families in their community. We fully believe that the students of Resurrection are among our future leaders and an educational experience that builds creativity, resilience, and collaborative problem-solving is essential. - Jo Weller, Director of Brown Family Foundation of Kansas City
Previous Brown Family support for RCS includes: STEMscopes, a nationally recognized science curriculum where students learn through rigorous engagement with the material and by making cross-curricular connections; laptop devices for students and faculty; and expanding RCS’s staffing to include a Math Specialist and STREAM Coordinator.
The STREAM Lab is a logical next step in our relationship with Resurrection and programmatic development. - Jo Weller, Director of Brown Family Foundation of Kansas City
The flexible space is intentionally designed to help students build and explore while also allowing teachers to fully participate in the instructional design process and create new options for student engagement. The space will be utilized by all students in preschool through 8th grade and include the necessary features to support various project-based learning (PBL) experiences such as Project Lead The Way and Robotics, as well as after-school and summer programming.
As part of the grant, RCS will also adopt a process that will measure, evaluate, and report the impact of PBL as it relates to student achievement, engagement, and self-efficacy. This process will be supported by professional training through the Buck Institute.