Open House Meeting
Thursday, September 29, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event Horizon at the Waterbury, room 107
This is an informational session for teachers, rec center coordinators, librarians, parents, and anyone else interested in finding out more about our educational grants program and how they can take advantage of it. Enter on the east side of the building through door 1121C.Event Horizon 1121 Jackson St NE, Ste. 107 Minneapolis, MN 55413
Launched in 1999, Project Lighthouse began with sponsoring local published author visits to the St. Paul School system. It has expanded its educational grants to include presentations all over the Twin Cities from NASA; reptile and robotics experts; demonstrations from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center, the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, the MN Zoomobile, the Science Museum of MN; and more. We were supporting STEAM (science, technology, arts, math) before it was cool.
The grant program has served numerous Minneapolis, St. Paul, and suburban area schools, recreation centers and libraries. GPS has provided educational entertainment to thousands of metro area children, ranging in age from 5 to 18. Our organization has relied on the rich, metro area fan base of talent, and nationally recognized education partners, to provide enriching experiences to our community.
In selecting a grant recipient, GPS reviews the school or institution and their goals, and their parallels to our own goals and mission. We select candidates that are
- Open to the public
- Composed of people that share our interests and goals
- Encouraging students to strive in math, science, engineering, and technology