SAS employees help Denver children ease the pain of learning from home
When Tim and Heather Bulk established Special Aerospace Services (SAS) in 2007 they knew that they wanted to give back to their industry and community. They created the Who Dreams Wins Foundation, which gave them, their family, and employees a platform to reach out, support, and care for those who are seeking bigger dreams.
Now, through the Who Dreams Wins Foundation, SAS is helping schoolchildren in Denver succeed in learning remotely this school year through its Educate to Elevate campaign. Remote learning has created a very challenging environment for students, especially for those in underfunded schools. Headphones are now a critical element in learning, but often a 'luxury' item in family budgets.
Columbine Elementary School in Denver has 245 students in grades K-5. With many students from low-income backgrounds and in an underfunded school district, children throughout the school are behind their peers in other schools. And that was before their education took a hit due to COVID-19.
These children are starting the school year remotely, many of them without access to the technological resources required to learn from home. The Who Dreams Wins foundation is raising money to help the school provide computer headsets to each of its students through its Educate to Elevate campaign.
Jason Krause, Principal of Columbine Elementary School, said, "2020 has already been very challenging for schools and starting a new academic year remotely puts further strain on both teachers and pupils. Headsets are now as important as pens, paper or computers for the students and every child needs one. We're grateful to SAS and Who Dreams Wins for supporting all of our children with new headsets."
We have made an initial delivery of headsets, but we urgently need your help to reach our $10,000 target to make sure that every single child has access to the headsets they need to successfully learn from home. If you would like to help, you can donate via Paypal.