All students should have what they need to reach their full potential. In order to accomplish that, we leverage the community to create opportunities that enhance academic and personal success of Lincoln Public School students and educators.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $50 helps pay for school supplies for families in need.
- $50 supplies a winter coat for cold Nebraska days.
- $100 pays for a AP tests when the family is unable to afford them.
- $250 pays electric bill for a family to stay warm in the winter.
- $350 pays for new books at a Title One School.
- $1,000 purchases much need equipment for special education students
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
The creativity and vision of many students in the Lincoln Public Schools community is exceptional. Alex was one of those students. Alex wanted to solve the problem of how to create an affordable, lightweight, functional prosthetic. “The goal was to make a functional, aesthetically pleasing, light, prosthetic hand under $200,” Alex explained in his abstract.
For Alex, the reason was personal. He had seen his own grandfather suffer. “This is a highly relevant project with potential for payoff, and that could benefit thousands of underserved people for whom current technology is unavailable,” Alex shared.
The Foundation for LPS provides funds and resources to students to participate in meaningful and extended learning activities. With grant funds, Alex was able to purchase the necessary supplies to begin work on a 3-D printed prosthetic hand that would function off of the extension and flexion of the user's arm.
"I would like to start off by saying thank you. The money you have provided through the Foundation for LPS has made my research possible. Biomedical Engineering is a field that I am truly passionate about. I have watched so many people, including my grandfather, suffer through dysfunctional or non-existent prostheses and I strive to bring some normalcy and happiness back to their lives. This grant is helping to bring this dream into fruition." - Sincerely, Alex Johnson
5905 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510