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RAFT Delivers 3 New STEAM Kits to Walden West

June 21, 2021

Two weeks ago, the Walden West Team was able to play with three new STEAM Project Kits: The Electric-wind Generator, Bread Bag Parachute, The Articulated Leg. Each person was able to design, prototype and test their designs in preparation for their summer camps. Over 300 students will be able to play with RAFT’s STEAM Project Kits…

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TK-2 STEAM Kits for Hands-On Early Childhood Education

June 21, 2021

RAFT has been fortunate to work with the very talented Jennifer Hunau, STEM Coordinator for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, in developing a series of 9 STEAM kits for over 6,000 TK-2 students. Pictured below are materials for 12,870 kits that were shipped to the district’s 22 elementary schools. With over 19,000 kits…

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San Antonio Makerspace Build

June 15, 2021

June 7th – 8th were busy days for the students at San Antonio Elementary School in San Jose. Nearly 50 students in grades K-5 built furniture for their school makerspace with RAFT! The makerspace build is a project from RAFT’s Education department where we come out to the school’s parking lot and build usable wooden…

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50 Teachers from the Salinas City Elementary School District Build Car On A Roll Kits

June 15, 2021

It was a fun-packed, fast-paced day at Boronda Meadows Elementary School in Salinas on Wednesday, June 9th! Nearly 50 teachers from the Salinas City Elementary School District participated in a professional learning opportunity (PLO) arranged by Julie Stephens-Carrillo from Hartnell College. This PLO serves as the teacher kick-off for the Salinas City STEAM Summer School…

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RAFT Spring Sale

Feb 22, 2021 | Comments Off on RAFT Spring Sale

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Featured: Pratik’s Dream Playground Project

Jan 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Featured: Pratik’s Dream Playground Project

We love inspiring the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and creators! Here’s a young engineer at work: Pratik Patel, a 2nd grader from the San Ramon Valley School District, took part in RAFT’s Dream Playground Design Challenge program. Pratik built a dream playground…

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A Successful Voyage

Sep 24, 2020 | Comments Off on A Successful Voyage

On September 23, 2020 the SS RAFT took sail. During the virtual event, guests were able to learn more about RAFT, honor people and organizations that have had a profound impact on the education community, and learn what RAFT is doing to support joy…

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RAFT Hall of Fame | Class of 2020

Sep 23, 2020 | Comments Off on RAFT Hall of Fame | Class of 2020

Congratulations to our 2020 STEAM Teachers of the Year, RAFT Heroes, and RAFT Volunteer Award winners! Thank you for all you do for our students, our education community, and RAFT! STEAM Teachers of the Year Meredith JonesMission Park Elementary STEAM Teacher of the Year…

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Welcome to Our New Website

Jul 26, 2020 |
New RAFT home page

When you visited www.raft.net you probably noticed a change. Surprise! We are happy to announce that RAFT has a new website!  2020 seems to be the year of changes, and RAFT is no exception. We are excited about this good change.  For the past…

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A Message of Solidarity from RAFT

Jun 4, 2020 |

To our RAFT Community: As we all know, these are unprecedented times: a pandemic crisis infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands, a collapsing economy and unemployment not seen since the Great Depression, and now a new wave of social unrest resulting from another…

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