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RAFT is Bay Area Parent’s Best of the Best (Again!)

September 5, 2023

RAFT is pleased to have been selected as a Bay Area Parent Magazine 2023 Best of the Best Tutoring or Education Support Program. This is the fourth consecutive year RAFT has finished at the top of the list thanks to our comprehensive in-person and online educational offerings, including STEAM Project Kits, Maker Mobile van visits, makerspace builds, tailored educator workshops and more.

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From Camper to Camp Counselor: Yiesha R.’s STEAM Dream Story

May 24, 2023

For brand new campers, the first day of camp is filled with curiosity, a few stomach butterflies and a ton of anticipation for the exciting adventures to come. But what about the first day of camp for a new camp counselor? And what if that camp counselor used to be a camper herself?  We caught…

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RAFT STEAM Teachers of the Year 2022

May 31, 2022

Congratulations to our 2022 STEAM Teachers of the Year! RAFT’s STEAM Teacher of the Year Awards recognize outstanding pre-K-12 teachers in the Bay Area who incorporate effective hands-on learning and/or maker education into their curriculum. Each awardee demonstrates excellence in teaching in at least one of the following areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Math.  RAFT…

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Happy International Day of Education from RAFT!

January 24, 2022

Today the world celebrates International Day of Education! Not only do we recognize the contributions of teachers, the personal development of students, and the hard work of everyone in the education field, but we also take today to recognize the role of education for the world. Education can unlock every individual’s potential and pave the…

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RAFT Launches Rock the Ravine Design Challenge Kit

Oct 19, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Launches Rock the Ravine Design Challenge Kit

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – October 19, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area for Teaching, the leading solution center to help educators transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, announces the launch of our Rock the Ravine Design Challenge kit.  This design challenge is…

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RAFT Offers Fun Ways to Educate Kids for Earthquakes

Oct 6, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Offers Fun Ways to Educate Kids for Earthquakes

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – October 6, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching, the leading solution center to help educators in transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, offers fun ways to educate and prepare kids for earthquakes. .Last month was recognized…

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RAFT Celebrates Cisco Reaching 30,000 Volunteer Hours

Sep 28, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Celebrates Cisco Reaching 30,000 Volunteer Hours

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – September 28, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching, dedicated to helping educators transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, announces Cisco has surpassed the milestone of 30,000 volunteer hours with RAFT.  RAFT is elated to celebrate this…

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RAFT’s Out of the Box: Shifting Gears Fundraising Dinner —A Huge Success!

Sep 28, 2016 |

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] RAFT’s annual fundraising dinner was a HUGE success! Thank you to all the sponsors, vendors, guests, and staff for their contributions in making this event possible. Guests enjoyed an evening of engagement, creativity, and inspiration! Special thanks to our keynote speaker…

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RAFT Honors Jan Esaki with the 2016 Teacher of the Year Award

Aug 29, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Honors Jan Esaki with the 2016 Teacher of the Year Award

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – August 30, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching, the leading solution center to help educators in transforming a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, announces Jan Esaki of Borel Middle School, San Mateo, CA as the Robert Brownlee…

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Jumpstart Hands-on Learning with RAFT’s Makerspace In-A-Box

Aug 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Jumpstart Hands-on Learning with RAFT’s Makerspace In-A-Box

RAFT’s new product help educators become acquainted with Makerspaces quickly and easily SAN JOSE, CALIF. – August 16, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching, the leading source to aid educators in the transformation of a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, announces…

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