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San Luis Coastal Education Foundation unveils iINNOVATE initiative

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The San Luis Coastal Education Foundation unveiled the iINNOTATE Initiative.

It's designed to increase student access to project-based, hands-on learning at all ten elementary schools from San Luis Obsipo to Morro Bay.

Project-based learning requires engaging  spaces and materials that often exceed public school budgets.

The foundation received a $1 million partnership gift from the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust for the initiative.

Each month, every K-5 students will receive a project box containing all of the supplies and materials necessary to complete four projects (one per week) in their home.  Each month's box will have a theme (e.g. Innovator Habits, Engineering, Gardens, Astronomy, Art, etc.) that will organize the activities and learning objectives.

"From the first moment Christine Robertson presented me with the concept of the iINNOVATE Initiative, I knew it was a perfect fit for both the Harold Miossi Trust and the community,” said Howard Carroll, Trustee of the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust.  “One of the Trust’s goals is to have a positive impact on the recipients.  This gift will meet that goal for many years."

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