For Immediate Release
Inspire Nyack, a non-profit organization, has donated $150,000 over the last 3 years to supplement the robotics program and support educational enrichment programs in the Nyack schools. The foundation is hosting its fourth annual Casino Night on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Nyack Seaport for Cultural Events in Nyack from 7:00pm to 11:30pm. All ticket purchases include dinner, drinks, play money and raffle tickets to enter the drawing for big prizes including iPads, Xbox Kinects, Samsung 3-D TVs and much more! Tickets may be purchased at www.inspirenyack.org
INSPIRE NYACK DAY WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
The Nyack School District celebrated Thomas Edison’s birthday last Friday at the elementary schools by introducing science through several assemblies and expos. At the Upper Nyack Elementary school, Liberty Science Center performed experiments where the children were actively involved in testing and proving their hypothesis about conductors and insulators of electricity. The Liberty Elementary school students participated in a Super Science Assembly exploring the properties of gravity which incorporated some magic that had the students and staff spellbound. At the Valley Cottage Elementary school, the children enthusiastically recreated some of Thomas Edison’s inventions. The assemblies were sponsored by the Inspire Nyack foundation. The children had a fantastic time and learned science can be fun!
See related articles about the events:
Nonprofit gives $40,000 to Nyack schools to promote science, math skills (The Journal News)
THE ROBOTICS PROGRAM
The foundation is pleased that the District has utilized the contributions from Inspire Nyack to successfully expand its science, technology and math focus to include robotics.
Robotics is now an important component of the District’s developing pre engineering curriculum, grade K-5. In addition, Inspire Nyack is helping to fund the Authentic Science Research program in the High School.
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Inspire Nyack is a charitable organization registered with the Office of the NY State Attorney General. The foundation has been designated by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the internal revenue code. Donations made to the Foundation (IRS ID 3 26-0754883) are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by applicable law.