Yearly Impact Tracker
As Chris stated in our 2016 Year In Review our 2017 goal is to put technology education resources into the hands of 25,000 students. That is more than double our total from of 10,481 in 2016! This will be a massive team effort and as always we are committed to using 100 cents of every donated dollar in our campaigns. We of course want to keep everyone up to date on our progress throughout the year, so please check in on our handy impact thermometer here as we will continually update it with our progress.
We’ve been able to impact students and classrooms across rural America through scholarships, donated equipment, and technical book donations. This map shows areas we’ve had an opportunity to contribute. So far, we’ve put technology education resources into the hands of over 15,000 students.
The RTF has donated over $20,000 in scholarships to students across the country, and we continue to add to that total every year.
The RTF has found new homes for over 1,500 technical books in public school libraries across the country.
We’ve donated thousands of dollars in technology to rural classrooms so that they can teach students about topics like computer programming, electronics, information security, and computer engineering. Here are just a few examples of recent donations we’ve made:
Dupo, IL – Apple TV
This device will allow students to broadcast tablets to the classroom and will allow for group interaction with a limited number of devices.
Ypsilanti, MI – Two Raspberry Pi starter kits and touch screen LCDs
These devices be used to teach students how to code and debug programs.
Brunswick, GA – Lego Mindstorms kit and circuit building kits
These kits will help build the school’s first ever elementary school maker space to teach students about robotics.
Bassett, VA – 3D Printer
This printer will be used as a part of a Maker Space in the elementary school’s library
Orlando, FL – Four DragonTouch Tablets
These devices will allow for customized tech learning plans to be delivered to elementary school students.
Lyndonville, VT – 3D Printer
The printer will be used as a part of a new technology design class focused on STEM education.
Stone Mountain, GA – Ten Raspberry Pi kits and five RC robotics kits
These kits will be used for developing a technology course to teach kids about programming and robotics.
New Lothrop, MI – Two Arduino kits, red boards, soldering kits, and misc sensors
This equipment will be used in high school technology classes to teach kids about electronics, soldering, and programming.
Claysville, PA – Ten Arduino invention kits
These kits will allow middle school students to explore and invent things that will teach them about electronics, robots, and coding.
Charlotte, NC – Raspberry Pi starter kit, electronics kit, invention kit
This equipment will be used to build a Maker Space in the middle school’s library.
Dunlap, IL – Ten Arduino ultimate starter kits
These kits will be used in conjunction with engineering club activities to teach students how create digitally controlled devices.
Hartford, KY – Lego Mindstorms EV3 Kit
This kit will be used to develop a middle school robotics program.
Bowling Green, KY – 15 Raspberry Pi Kits
These kits will be used to establish a community training program for local public school students.
Shelly, ID – 15 Raspberry Pi Kits
These kits will be used in a high school setting to teach kids about computer science and programming as part of a dedicated class.