Imagine a classroom where students are excited and inspired and teachers have ideas and fun projects to teach abstract concepts. Then, imagine a place where educators can purchase low-cost materials and activity kits and find out how to put hands-on learning into action.
What would you see? RAFT—a store, learning and community hub, and class prep space all rolled into one!
Founded in 1994, Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) is a nonprofit organization focused on inspiring, engaging, and educating children through the power of hands-on teaching. Learning by doing—this simple yet powerful concept has been at the heart of RAFT’s mission since the beginning and is even more relevant for 21st century learners. By transforming the learning environment, RAFT is closing the achievement gap and helping students apply their knowledge to a real world environment.
Our motto: Teach the way kids want to learn.
RAFT is based in San Jose with locations in Redwood City, Sunnyvale and Colorado and has an e-store accessible anywhere.
Support RAFT and YOU can help train the next generation of Silicon Valley innovators!