Saturday, October 11, 2008

Black Bloggers for Education

The BDPA Foundation is participating in the DonorsChoose.org Blogger Challenge ‘08.

In fact, there are several AfroSpear members joining the Black Bloggers for Education initiative as an effort to support individual classrooms in poverty-stricken areas. My hope is that you, as a reader of this blog, will consider making a small donation towards this worthy educational cause. The projects we focus on support science and math initiatives in classrooms with large number of African American students.
DonorsChoose.org is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when concerned individuals, Citizen Philanthropists, choose projects to fund.
Proposals range from “Hands On Math Literacy” ($764) to “Input/Output - What's Your Function?” ($196), to “Classroom Jeopardy” ($325). In fact, if you have a specific school, city or state that you want to support ... let me know in the COMMENTS below and I will add a project from the school, city or state into the mix. OK?
Once a project is funded, donors receive a feedback package of student photos and thank-you notes, and a teacher impact letter.
I’m particularly happy today. One of the proposals highlighted by the BDPA Foundation was the Inspiring African American as Class Role Models project. One of our BDPA Foundation readers made donation to support this project. They only need another $180 to be fully funded for that project as I type this blog post.
Here are the current bloggers working together under Black Bloggers for Education umbrella:
  1. Jack & Jill Politics (BBR #7)
  2. The Assimilated Negro (BBR #98)
  3. A Slant Truth (BBR #136)
  4. SES: Science, Education & Society (BBR #453)
  5. BDPA Foundation (BBR #502)
  6. Springer Journal (BBR #598)
  7. Fackin Truth (BBR #606)
I would be interested in your thoughts on this initiative. What say u?

2 comments:

The Urban Scientist said...

congrats on the first contribution. feels great doesn't it?

good luck raising more.

Villager said...

Urban Scientist - Yes. However, I would like to see more traction from my blog readers. Time will tell...