Inspiring the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and creators.
RAFT leverages community donations and bulk purchasing to offer a wide range of low-cost materials, hands-on teaching tools, and school supplies at our educator resource centers. Our online resources include content to help in the classroom meeting the needs for a wide variety of subjects, standards and curriculum. What are you looking for today?
What We Do
RAFT develops STEAM kits and lesson plans, which inspire students to learn through hands on activities.
Low Cost Supplies
RAFT provides donated and recycled supplies at reduced costs to educators.
RAFT designs and builds hands on learning spaces in schools and supplies them with materials and lesson plans.
RAFT works with educators to integrate hands-on, student-led activities in the learning environment.
Who We Are
RAFT partners with the education ecosystem and corporations to support the development and implementation of hands on learning.
RAFT supports educators and system leadership from the State, County, District and School communities of practice in STEAM.
RAFT engages with more than 50 organizations in ongoing volunteer engagements both onsite and offsite to deepen our partners engagement in hands on learning.
RAFT is the leading innovator of the upcycling of materials to be utilized in the design and production of hands on learning activities both during and after school.
In 2017, RAFT Supported Educators by Providing…
New Lesson Plans
Cubic Feet of Upcycled Materials
We’re here for you!
We understand that effective teaching resources need to be accessible and affordable to give you the ability to initiate engaging, hands-on STEAM activities and assessments.
From Our Blog
Dear RAFT Community: As you may know, RAFT has recently appointed me to lead this great charitable organization as Interim CEO. I’m thrilled to be able to contribute to fulfill RAFTs mission of helping educators to transform a child’s learning experience through...read more
March 27, 2019 -- The Board of Directors of Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) today announced RAFT’s CEO, Sarah Slavin, has left RAFT. Since joining RAFT in December 2017, Sarah has led RAFT in fulfilling its mission of helping educators to transform a child’s...read more
RAFT will be observing the following hours for our Holiday Break. RAFT San Jose: RAFT San Jose will be closed beginning Tuesday, December 24 and will re-open Wednesday, January 2nd. RAFT Redwood City: RAFT Redwood City will be closed beginning Friday, December 21 and...read more