Support the Young Inventors Showcase
We are seeking $5,000 to support the operational needs for the Young Inventors Showcase as we conduct the preliminary competitions in March, 2018, followed by the finals in May, 2018. This is our 30th year! We have already held our first preliminary competition at Deepwater Elementary. We held two summer camps at Katy ISD and the University of Houston. Overall, we will have had over 500 young inventors competing to reach the finals on the third Saturday in May. We are uniquely positioned to greatly expand the Showcase participation this year, as we are reaching out to school districts all over the Houston region. We have talked to Beaumont ISD, as well as an international outreach through the Lamar University affiliate, www.tablet-academy.com. We are a 501(c)3, and are driven by a core of volunteers. These funds will allow us to more actively manage our expansion.
Back Up Plan
If we do not reach our goal We will continue as a volunteer organization, as we have done for the past 30 years.
Fundraiser Updates (2)
This campaign is about the "Dual Empowerments" of Public Safety and Economic empowerment
February 26, 2018
Public Safety Empowerment: By receiving the gift of FACES software, you will be empowered to assist law enforcement in solving crimes. Here are "Front Line Stories" of how FACES has been used to solve crimes:
Economic Empowerment: We have launched a "Youth Entrepreneurship Camp", which follows the finals of our Young Inventors Showcase, to teach families how to take our kids inventions and turn them into real businesses.
Donate $10, $100, or $500 to receive FACES software as a gift and become your own sketch artist!
February 26, 2018
Here is a video of FACES software in action:
Donate now and become your own sketch artist!