The School Fund provides a unique platform that connects students in the developing world with funders. Their mission is, "to help build a world where any student, no matter where they are born, has the opportunity to attend school; and any school, no matter where it is built, has the opportunity to offer students a full range of engaging learning experiences."
Kaplan writes, "We joined because the democratization of education is something that we care a lot about, and that's why we chose to support The School Fund.
According to The School Fund's website, students require an average of $150 to attend one year of school. Team NYC's coal is to raise enough money to fund the education of 15 students for a year; this means they will need to raise about $2250. We know you can do it Team NYC!
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Both team leaders are enrolled in Steve Huffman's Web Applications Engineering course as well as Sebastian Thrun's Intro to Statistics course and others. They look forward to completing and enrolling in even more classes as the summer heats up!
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