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By taylor powers
$76.00 pledged of $5,000 goal
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About this project

I am trying to achieve my goal of starting an art program for kids focusing in science and nature. This after school program would start in Boulder, CO and help kids create and learn about nature and science, and hopefully spread to other parts of the country. Field trips, science lessons, and many many art projects to enhance children's love for the outdoors and expressing themselves creatively are my main goals. With technological advancements, so many kids these days come home from school and sit in front of a TV or computer screen, with their minds numbed. It is important to get children using their imagination, getting their hands dirty, and exploring the area in which they live.  This program is here to create that excitement and challenge that they are missing in the afternoons. CASP's mission is to have these kids be with other children in the same age group, learning about geology, chemistry, physics, and art in a simple way that will entice them to want to learn and create more! Donations would fund rent for a studio/class space, art supplies, guest speakers, van rental and gas for field trips, and legal certifications and forms that must be processed in the event of opening a business. 

Risks and challenges

As wonderful as it would be for this company to take off and run smoothly, it's most likely not going to happen that way. there will be challenges and setbacks that I will have to work around. Such as finding a location that is reasonable rent, and near the mountains for accessible field trips. I must also find a location that is near elementary schools so that some kids may walk, or else work out some sort of bus or carpool system. My hope is to eventually have a CASP Van with our logo in which I can drive to pick the kids up who do not have a ride, as well as use for field trips.

Thankfully I do not think that enrolling enough kids will be a problem. Boulder is a very outdoorsy place and I have a lot of connections in the family neighborhoods. I have also worked in advertising and would put together posters and sign up sheets at schools, and other after school daycares.

I think this program can really happen, hopefully in time for this summer. I need your help to make it a success.

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