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Metro Transit and St. Louis Blues Partner to
Brighten Holidays for Children in Need
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ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), November 25, 2018 - Hockey fans, transit riders and everyone in the St. Louis region are invited to help make this holiday season special for area children, while also getting a chance to win a special prize from the St. Louis Blues.
Metro Transit and the St. Louis Blues are partnering on a toy drive to benefit Fire Truck O'Toys, a local nonprofit that delivers toys to St. Louis area children's hospitals.
A St. Louis Blues-themed MetroBus will be filled with new toys and delivered to children at area hospitals this December. Everyone who donates a new toy will receive a free Metro Adventure Pass (a one-day pass good for unlimited rides on MetroLink and MetroBus) and will be entered for a chance to win autographed items from the St. Louis Blues, including a puck, jersey and hockey stick.
To participate, everyone is asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to any St. Louis Blues home game through Sunday, December 9. Participants can donate their toy at the special Blues-themed MetroBus, which will be located at the plaza on the north end of the Civic Center Transit Center - located directly across from the Enterprise Center.
Donations will be accepted at the bus starting two hours before each game and 30 minutes after the puck drops. Representatives from Metro Transit and the St. Louis Blues, including Louie and the Blues Crew, will be on-hand to greet and assist everyone who comes by.
Boeing Grants COCA $100,000 for STEAM Programs
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), November 25, 2018 - Boeing recently announced a grant award of $100,000 to COCA-Center of Creative Arts. The grant will fund the Engineering Creativity, Empowering Curiosity program, a comprehensive STEAM curriculum designed to meet core learning objectives in engineering, science, writing, technology and art.
STEAM programming adds the arts to science, technology, engineering and math. Boeing has worked with COCA for many years to champion the importance of providing children with new ways of learning and opportunities to acquire skills that will ensure their success in the 21st century workforce.
With support from Boeing, in 2013 COCA's COCAedu division piloted STEAM residencies in a handful of schools. With consistent support from Boeing, the program has grown over the years, and during the 2017-2018 school year, COCA was able to deliver 44 STEAM residencies in writing, inquiry and design-thinking, across three grade levels to eight schools in four St. Louis school districts.
This most recent grant will allow COCAedu to increase its commitment to schools across the region and deliver 60 STEAM collaborative residencies (1,040 contact hours) to 1,500 students at nine schools in five districts. It will also provide resources to help 40 classroom teachers and 10 teaching artists.
Along with financial grants, Boeing has supported COCA by recruiting its engineers to volunteer in classrooms, as an enhancement to the curriculum and in order to expose students to new career options. The Boeing-COCA partnership also provides professional development to teachers, helping them reinvent their own lesson plans by using the arts as a teaching tool for STEM subjects.
"COCA is grateful to Boeing for our dynamic partnership and its commitment to provide a better education for students across the region," said Kelly Pollock, COCA Executive Director. "By encouraging creative exploration, we hope to motivate students to develop long-term engagement in STEAM-related areas of study and careers." Underscoring the strong partnership, COCA recently awarded Boeing with its Art Is Education Award to honor Boeing's advocacy and leadership within the STEAM education space.
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