Success Foundation seeking applicants for Apollo Next Giant Leap Student program


The Success Foundation – the charitable enterprise of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – announced that they will be sponsoring two teams for the NASA ANGLeS Challenge program as part of the launch of its Explorer’s Post.

Participants will focus on exploring exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship from April through July of 2019.

The Apollo Next Giant Leap Student (ANGLeS) Challenge is a national challenge celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Students will have the opportunity to recreate the landing using drones and robots.

Practicing professionals will share their stories and provide valuable information on what they use to further the work that they do.

“Students will gain an understanding of future opportunities and build relationships that will surely have a life-long effect. Not only on their income earning potential, but their entire life,” Foundation President, Andrea Reay said.

Each team will have five students per team with two alternates for a total of fourteen positions available. The two teams will meet weekly to work on the challenge on days and times that will be most convenient for the entire team. Every effort will be made in scheduling to maximize participation.

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 10
All interested candidates should fill out the application (download it here) and return it to [email protected] by April 10 at midnight.

All applications will be reviewed by committee. Special consideration will be given to those students that can include a letter of recommendation from a teacher and who come from underrepresented and underserved communities. Middle school through high school students are encouraged to apply.

For questions about the program or the application, please email Andrea Reay at [email protected] or call (206) 575-3016 during regular business hours.

ABOUT THE SUCCESS FOUNDATION
In December of 2017 the Chamber established and filed for 501 c 3 status with the IRS and the State of Washington.

The Success Foundation was created to be a charitable enterprise of the Chamber, dedicated to the success of our region in Southwest King County. The Foundation promotes and improves the economic development opportunities of our region and its communities by participating in education, workforce and community engagement and development projects and research.

Success means a lot of different things to different people. For the Chamber, and our new charitable enterprise, it means that the people that live, work and enjoy the businesses, communities and amenities in Southwest King County are supported, encouraged and invited to create and define their own success stories. Our community should be recognized as the place where businesses, residents and community partners are able to live out their best lives. With poverty rates in our community exceeding the state average, we know we have our work cut out for us as we focus on raising the tide for all in our region. We also know that we can’t do this work alone, and we need your help.

More info on the foundation here: https://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com/successfoundation


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