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Spokes America 2018

$10,100
101%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
82 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Spokes America 2018

Who we are

Spokes America is a six-year-old program that brings MIT students cycling across the country, teaching students in middle America to engage with the scientific world around them. Along the way, the Spokes team hosts learning festivals at schools, libraries, museums, and summer camps, encouraging children from across the country to engage with the scientific world around them. 

 

What Spokes does

Since its inception in 2013, Spokes America has journeyed to small rural towns like Hazard, Kentucky, and Newton, Kansas. Past years have all successfully completed their journeys across the country, and this year's team is just as ambitious as the last: along the way, we hope to continue a tradition of documenting our experience in small towns and big cities alike, sharing the experience of what it means to be an athletic and active engineer.

 

Our campaign

Funds raised will serve to further our dream of encouraging children to follow theirs. We hope to enable young people across the country to better realize their own creative problem-solving potential, connect teachers to new teaching resources for science and technology, and challenge stereotypes about what it means to be an engineer. Funds will be spent on purchasing educational supplies, acquiring the necessities for our journey like food, bikes, and camping equipment. In helping us to complete our journey, the grant will enable us to spread our passion for STEM to students from all over the country. 

 

In donating to Spokes 2018, you'll help us teach students all across the USA that STEM isn't out of their reach.

If you want to get in touch with us or for more information, you can head on over to our website!

 

Thank you so much for your support! Every penny counts!

 

Meet the Team: 

(1st Row, L to R: An Jimenez '21, Annie Phan '17, Matt Leurman '19, Kate Pearce '21

2nd Row, L to R: Alex Tran '21, Delia Stephens '21, Lisa Peng '21, Bethany Cates '19) 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$5

Supplies and a thank-you

A donation of $5 will supply curriculum materials for one student. Receive a thank-you email from the Spokes team!

0 of 500 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2018

$20

Special trip updates

A donation fo $20 sponsors one biking jersey. You will be added to an exclusive mailing list for weekly updates from the team!

13 of 500 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2018

$50

Personal letter

A donation of $50 gives us a full tank of gas for our van. Receive a handwritten letter from the team!

7 of 500 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2018

$100

Name on website

A donation of $100 will provide meals for the whole team for 5 days. Your name will be added to our website: www.mitspokes.com.

27 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2018

$500

Sponsor a bicycle

A donation of $500 will sponsor a bicycle. Meet the Spokes team (via video call or in person).

2 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: September 2018
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