Boston Nonprofit Gives Back to Children in Their Community with At-Home Learning Kits

By Roy G. posted 06-08-2020 06:50

Nicole DaSilva and Bobby DeDominicis hand out Crayola Create-to-Learn Family Project kits at the Boston Centers for Youth & Families center on Paris Street in East Boston, to families with children in kindergarten up to fifth grade

 With a goal to distribute supplies to encourage creative expression among all students while schools are teaching remotely, the nonprofit Edvestors partnered with Crayola’s education team to distribute Create-to-Learn Family Project kits to 4,000 families whose children attend Boston Public Schools in kindergarten up to fifth grade.

The STEAM kits were given out to students in need who were picking up meals at 17 sites around the city.

"Many of our students in the city didn't have access to paper and markers in their home, or they were using the paper that they had to work on their math problems," said Edvestors President and CEO Marinell Rousmaniere

The supplies include crayons, watercolors and project guides so children can do school assignments at home, encouraging creativity among all students while they are learning remotely.

Read the full WBUR article here.