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Guest Blog: Ashley Park 8th Grader Toni Teah

Dear friends,

Please welcome special guest writer Toni Teah, an 8th grade student at Ashley Park PreK-8! Toni and her classmates recently attended a field trip at Discovery Place with Digi-Bridge, thanks to the generous support of OrthoCarolina Foundation. Without further ado…

Wassup you guys!!!!! It’s your girl Toni! The past field trip we went on in STEAM was AWESOME! (If you don’t know what STEAM. stands for, it means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. There’s your heads up, NOW YOU KNOW!)

picture5So we went to Discovery Place. Now, I know what you’re thinking, isn’t Discovery Place where kids and you just learn about science and animals? Well, I’m here to tell you that’s only half of that is true. 🙂

Discovery Place is where both kids and adults can do hands-on activities, learn about plants and animals all around the world and in our ecosystem, and…TO HAVE FUN!!! 

While we were there, me and my class buddies (my peoples) had a tour guide who let us touch different animals and creatures. Crazy right? One animal that almost everyone was shocked to touch was a naked mole rat… A NAKED MOLE RAT!! He is naked because he has a genetic mutation that makes him not have any hair like a normal mouse or rodent. Cool isn’t it? I think so.

We got to go into different climate changes, observe sea life, and even played tug of war (girls won by the way!) Overall, we learned so much! But the day wasn’t done.picture4

We were surprised and got to all eat out at a restaurant afterwards. (I had a hamburger and it was delicious!) We are all grateful for Digi-Bridge and OrthoCarolina for giving us awesome opportunities like this field trip and our STEAM Saturday days.

I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us next time. I’ll be sure to let you know… for now I’m out! BYE!!!

Join OrthoCarolina Foundation in support of STEAM field trips for scholars like Toni and her classmates. Give now to help Digi-Bridge reach our year-end goal of $10,000!

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Over the Top!

Dear friends,

On the heels of #GivingTuesdayCLT, we are sending out a BIG thank you for your support. Yesterday, we joined 173 other nonprofits here in Charlotte to collectively raise $8 million.

With your help, we crushed our goal to raise $5,000 in individual donations!

All #GivingTuesdayCLT dollars will be eligible for a percentage match from our friends at SHARE Charlotte and their incredible network of supporters!

Today, we have a few special folks to thank.

Thank you, OrthoCarolina, and an anonymous donor for supporting Digi-Bridge with $2,500 in matching funding.

Thank you to Reemprise Fund and Social Venture Partners Charlotte for announcing commitments to Digi-Bridge.

And big thanks to the Yelp Foundation, which announced yesterday that Digi-Bridge has been selected as one of three finalists in a grant contest to win up to $5K!

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Will you help us win? Click here to vote 1X a day now-12/9!

Thank you for your support of providing 21st century education for all.

We’ve got our sights set on $10,000 by Dec. 31 to reach our end of year goal.

Let’s go!

PS – Here’s the voting link once again: bit.ly/yelpDB16