HILLIARD, Ohio (WCMH) — A national Columbus-based nonprofit teamed up with innovation and technology students to create hundreds of wooden coasters to help children with life-threatening conditions. printed.
A Kid Again It aims to provide families of children with life-threatening conditions such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and other disorders with the opportunity and resources to experience more typical parts of childhood. Chapters across the country, with the help of donations and volunteers, take families to zoos, amusement parks, and seasonal outings. To give back to the donors, A Kid Again asked Hilliard City School’s “BE2TA” class to cut 250 of her coasters and distribute them at her upcoming Michigan Gala.
Former A Kid Again executive Pete Miller said:
In Hilliard’s BE2TA class, 7th and 8th graders learn business and design fundamentals while learning how to use 3D printers, vinyl cutters, laser engravers, and other tools. Hilliard’s Innovation Campus.
From designing the coaster to delivering the final product, the challenge provided an opportunity for the students to apply the entrepreneurial and engineering skills they learned in class.
“So this is the real world, right?” said Valerie Kulick Brown, who teaches the BE2TA class. “You have a job, you have a deadline. If you don’t meet these things to keep your clients happy and listen to what they actually want, no one wins.”
BE2TA Grade 8 Reese Johnson said the opportunity to support organizations like this is important.
“Having the opportunity to do that means a lot,” Johnson said. “Especially as a young kid, to help kids my age.”
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