The Revelstoke Community Foundation grants for 2019 are coming to a close and you don’t want to miss your opportunity to apply by Thursday, February 28 th at noon!
The video below features a group of Revelstoke children working with the Ozobots. “The Ozobots are an entry level to thinking about coding. The kids can see how coding looks in real life,” says Bergeron. “The programming is very participatory.”
In 2018, the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and the Library partnered to look for grants to purchase and make available STEAM materials.
“STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Each of STEAMS five areas require exploring, gathering and using evidence to create knowledge or solve problems,” says Tracy Spannier, of Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.
In order to access the grant opportunity in 2018 with Revelstoke Community Foundation, the Revelstoke Library needed to partner with a registered charity. Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy was a perfect fit.
“Without the opportunity to partner with CBAL [Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy], we wouldn’t have been able to secure a grant from the Revelstoke Community Foundation,” explains Lucy Bergeron, Community Librarian at the Revelstoke branch of the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL). “This opportunity to partner has been so important to us. The ORL was getting behind the STEAM program, but we were sharing the materials with 29 other programs throughout the Okanagan, so we weren’t getting it a lot.”
Bergeron went on to explain how the grant from Revelstoke Community Foundation, as well as other grants, has allowed them to run programming at least once a month if not more and is open for drop-in every 2nd Saturday.
Want to learn more about the Revelstoke Community Foundation grant application and see if you’re eligible? Check out www.revelstokecommunityfoundation.com for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org