JLP’s Ninth Annual Teacher Launch Makes an Impact

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Compiled by Melinda March

JLP hosted 109 educators for our first full-day seminar (the 9th annual Teacher Launch). We could not have done this without our generous grant from the JLP Foundation, 237 DIAN items from our October GMM, JLP volunteers, committee members who secured raffle prizes and helped in planning, and of course, the CREATE team from the Arizona Science Center.

Every educator left with 5 CE hours, classroom kits to make LED circuit cards with her classes, flash drives loaded with STEM lesson plans, full bellies courtesy of Hickman’s Eggs and M Catering, and raffle prizes. We gave away 30+ sets of classroom supplies, hundreds of dollars in gift cards, 3 CREATE Bus experiences and 1 fully funded class field trip to the AZ Science Center.

CREATE notified us that this was their biggest event yet, which just proves how effective JLP is when we leverage our strengths to partner with other fantastic local non-profits! By combining JLP’s volunteer power, JLPF’s generous grant and CREATE’s professional development expertise, we all achieved a hugely successful event.

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