Inspiring joy through hands-on learning for the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and creators

RAFT leverages community donations and bulk purchasing to offer a wide range of inexpensive materials, hands-on teaching tools, and school supplies at our educator resource center.  Our online educator resources and in-person professional development offerings include content that helps teachers meet student needs and provides strategies for covering multiple subjects and content standards.

What We Do

STEAM Activities

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.

Educator Training

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.

Learning Engineers

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



Educator Resources

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.