Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education Chosen as 2017 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Semi-finalist
The Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education, the non-profit that provides support for New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School, is a 2017 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Semi-finalist, with the chance of receiving a $25,000 grant.
The FDSME Foundation is one of 10 organizations competing for the Jimmie Johnson Foundation/Blue Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope national award, but the only one from Louisiana.
Online votes for the top five organizations will determine a $25,000 cash grant, to be used by winners to enhance K-12 public education programs. Each winner also will receive a Blue Bunny Ice Cream party and their logo will be featured on Jimmie Johnson’s race helmet during the NASCAR Cup race on Sunday, August 13th at Michigan International Speedway.
Voting takes place from noon, May 5 through noon, May 12. Each person can vote for FSME repeatedly. Visit www.helmetofhope.org to vote.
The Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, supports the New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School “ Sci High.” Sci High is the highest performing, open-enrollment science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) school in the state, providing students with a high-quality education. It offers students cutting-edge and industry- focused STEM electives.
Sci High was given the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation’s Class Nobel School of Distinction Award for its academic efforts. Students have access to AP classes, summer internships, and robotics courses. Sci High is the only public school in New Orleans to offer all three industry pathways of the Project Lead the Way courses: Engineering, Biomedical Science, and Computer Science and boasts a new Makerspace for student exploration.
Learn more about the Foundation for Science $ Math Education: http://www.nolascienceandmath.org