Mary Simon, the founder of RAFT, first witnessed the power of hands on learning when she was a young teacher. "I received a grant to assemble a library of hands-on math activities at the elementary school where I taught. I will never forget the excitement in the eyes of my students as they saw the abundance of fascinating materials they got to work with. It was wonderful to hear them say 'I get it!'"
She wanted to share this experience with every educator and started RAFT to provide educators with hands-on resources and support they needed to foster a love of learning in their students. Last year alone nearly 850,000 students had the opportunity to learn the hands on way.
With three locations in California, one in Colorado, and our online Store, RAFT serves a national audience.
The above data is collated from all the RAFT affiliates.