• Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) Colorado Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) Colorado


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Mission Statement

What Is RAFT? To learn 21st century skills -- critical thinking, creative problem solving, and collaboration -- kids need to be actively engaged in solving meaningful problems. RAFT is where teachers go to get inspired and find interactive, hands-on resources to help their students acquire those 21st century skills.

RAFT supports thousands of teachers by providing them a professional, collaborative space. At RAFT Colorado, teachers find creative teaching ideas and workshops supporting Colorado's new education standards, as well as a large, well-equipped teacher workspace and opportunities for informal professional development.

RAFT supports teachers by being green. RAFT gathers unwanted items from local businesses and upcycles them into interesting and unique learning activities. Last year, we diverted approximately 17,500 cubic feet of waste from landfills in Colorado.

RAFT supports teachers by turning their dimes into dollars. Teachers spend an average of $500 of their own money every year on classroom materials; at RAFT, most of our abundant, unique items are available at 80-90% off retail prices http://www.volunteermatch.org/post/org_edit.jspevery day.

RAFT supports teachers by being a hub of creative, fun, and engaging educational ideas and activities. With special expertise in science and math, RAFT offers a variety of ideas, activity kits, and workshops that are tied to the Colorado content standards.


RAFT volunteers support education AND the environment. We have short-term projects ranging from creative to straightforward, as well as boards and committees who would love to have your help! Most short-term volunteer projects occur during our business hours, but we can accommodate large groups’ schedules as well.


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Would you recommend Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) Colorado?

by Jennifer F. from Highlands Ranch, CO (2010-08-02 15:27:17.0)
I've been volunteering here once a week since early July and I absolutely love it. It's a great cause - supporting the teaching community while protecting the environment - and everyone on the RAFT crew is just fantastic. Free, easy parking and heaps of appreciation only make the experience sweeter.
by Eric A. from Apple Valley, MN (2009-10-20 22:36:24.0)
Volunteering at RAFT is a great opportunity to do two goods at once: protecting the environment by reusing materials and helping support teachers by giving them a place to find educational tools. Everyone there is very nice and always grateful when I come to volunteer. It is a great place to volunteer.
by Karen S. from Denver, CO (2009-07-30 16:49:43.0)
I would recommend this organization to a friend or colleague because it is a wonderful program in which you are not only helping the environment by reusing materials, but you are also helping to support education in your community. Everyone I've met involved with the organization has been extremely nice and appreciative of my work!
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