Black Bodies Matter More Than Ever Now!
"I want to be an engineer because I want to build a device that will rewind time and save my father's life." These are the words of Dacaurius "Don" Donaldson. Don is the youngest son of Corey Donaldson, for whom The Corey Donaldson Foundation Inc. (TCDFI),was founded for.
In 2011, Corey was murdered in a quadruple shooting. After the unexpected tragedy of Corey's death, my family began TCDFI to dramatically shift the mindsets of African-Americans living in Sanford, Florida. TCDFI understands that the circumstances that led to Corey's death were the result of generations of trauma that will continue to plague the minds of African-Americans if no one takes the time to help them heal and take back control of their minds.
We are hosting Corey's Summer Enrichment Camp from June 29th to August 6th in Sanford, FL. In March, we hosted the first Corey’s Spring Break Camp, and it was a huge success. In the week we spent with local kids, we learned that they love STEM and mindfulness activities like meditation and yoga. Our first camp was so insightful that we wanted to do it again!
This year for our 2020 Corey's Summer Enrichment Camp we will embark upon a journey to STEAM-ulate our kid’s minds, bodies, and souls.
MOVE YOUR BODY!
TCDFI wants to show the youth of Sanford that their first introduction to STEM is their body. Our curriculum will focus on familiarizing them with the unfamiliar parts of their body.
Our bodies are the vehicles we use to navigate life, and we must understand them inside and out.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math are integral parts of developing a well-rounded individual.
During the course of the camp in the aspect of Science, we will investigate the Scientific process and build on core skills learned throughout the school year aligned with FLDOE standards.
We hope to enhance these skills within our campers of all backgrounds and develop a better perspective of each element. We will expose the campers to key Scientific concepts and hands-on activities along with our other concepts that will ignite an interest in our campers to one day choose a career path involved with these elements.