The (sometimes) lengthy process of proving legitimacy is what stands between your mission and community validation. Hard work, honesty, and integrity are the only way to open the door to trust and recognition, because the authenticity of your philosophy and the services you offer are simply not enough,
This phenomenon is happening right now for Deep Root Center (DRC). We are building our reputation one interaction at a time and it is working. We began the 2015/16 academic year with three student members and ended with seventeen. This year, we started with eighteen members and have already added one more with several in the wings. We have successfully expanded our programs to include the Seedlings, the 5-8 year olds. The people who call, visit, or that we encounter during promotional activities all say they have heard really good things about DRC.
Deep Root Center is also becoming recognized as an organization that funding entities can trust. I am thrilled (and thankful) to report that the Canton Community Fund Board, who have been one of Deep Root Center's leading supporters from the very beginning, approved our request for a technology grant for the second year in a row.
This nearly sixteen hundred dollar grant is funding three new desktop computers, an innovative coding instrument called Ozibot(a little gizmo that enables students to develop code for computer programs as well as gaming), and a revolutionary distance-learning device called Kubi. This robotic arm, controlled by a person who is in a remote location, holds a tablet, (we chose an iPad) which enables them to join or lead our classes through video conferencing. This not only opens up DRC's services to students who live in the far reaches of St. Lawrence County (or beyond), it also allows volunteer facilitators from around the globe to teach classes from their own offices, homes, or classrooms, thereby eliminating the time and hassle of traveling to DRC and quite literally opening a new world of possibilities for our students.
Deep Root Center embraces cutting-edge, as well as, traditional technologies, because we believe that a balance is essential for students to develop skills to follow their curiosity, discover their interests, and “hack” an education that is unique and meaningful to them. The technology grants from Canton Community Fund allow us to continue building the physical and virtual, exciting, state-of-the-art, and creative space we imagine for our students.
Deep Root Center offers a different kind of education. Are you looking for a place where your child is recognized as a unique individual, and where they can "hack" their own education? DRC is that place. Contact us today to begin an amazing journey of discovery and learning.