Houston Prepares For Its Own “Hidden Figures”
1 March 2017 Events
Houston prepares for its own next generation of “Hidden Figures” with the M.A.T.H. Gala Fundraiser to support Summer Camps for Girls.
Making Awesome Things Happen (M.A.T.H.), Educational non-profit expands operations to Houston, Texas and will host a fundraiser to raise money to fund two free summer mathematics camps for economically disadvantaged and traditionally underrepresented Houston area students.
We invite you to support and join us at Passport to Our Future Gala & Silent Auction, March 4, 2017, 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the George Foreman Youth and Community Center located at 2202 Lone Oak Road Houston, Texas 77093. It will be an evening filled with networking, entertainment, and a delicious meal. The Mistress of Ceremony’s will be none other than Atty. Nyanza Moore, News Correspondent for the hit Fox 26 show- What’s Your Point.
Our theme Passport to Our Future captures our belief that by providing our children with additional rigorous relevant academic and social/emotional support systems results in boundless opportunities.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.makingawesomethingshappen.org
Individual ticket price – $25; Table of 8 – $200. Tickets can be purchased at event door for $30.
All proceeds from this Fundraiser Gala and Silent Auction event will help support Making Awesome Things Happen 2017 Summer M.A.T.H. Camps.
M.A.T.H. Educational non-profit provides free K-12 MATH camps, tutoring, and research-based teacher and administrator professional development. Our programs focus on rigorous innovative STEM agendas, particularly encouraging girls and minorities.
M.A.T.H. will host two summer camps in Houston this summer. One camp is an eight day, day-camp which will take place over a two-week period. Students attend camp Monday through Thursday each week.
Camp hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day at the George Foreman Youth and Community Center, 2202 Lone Oak Road, Houston, Texas 77093. The second camp will be a two week camp at Lone Star College Montgomery, 3200 College Park Dr., Conroe, TX 77384.
Both camps are offered completely free to students who receive free or reduced lunch.
Making Awesome Things Happen (M.A.T.H.) is a community based, not for profit, volunteer organization, dedicated to improving mathematical proficiency for traditionally underrepresented students by sharpening fundamental mathematical skills through the implementation of research-based equitable mathematics instruction. Our overall goal is to provide quality mathematics tutoring services and programs to children whose parents cannot afford to hire a private mathematics tutor or pay for their children to participate in such programs. M.A.T.H. seeks to get less traditionally underrepresented (especially African American, Hispanic, and Women) children excited about mathematics, help them develop positive mathematical identities, help them develop confidence about their mathematical abilities, and expose them to mathematically related careers. The goals of our Summer M.A.T.H. camps include: 1) To increase mathematical understanding and performance among minority and economically disadvantaged students; 2) Expose students to STEM related careers and the relationship between these careers and mathematics; and 3) Help students develop a positive mathematical identity.