While the children of yore spent after-school time watching television specials, toiling over the butter churn, and imagining what the Internet would look like, modern students need modern outlets for their modern energy. Namaste Charter School's mission is to channel middle-school students' boundless youth into healthy habits and rigorous academics. President Bill Clinton and the American Heart Association have recognized the school with an award for its commitment to student wellness both inside and beyond the classroom. When Namaste scholars came to administrators asking for a safe, stimulating after-school space, the concept of the Teen Center took shape.
The Teen Center is a fresh, new program that offers students a semistructured setting in which to engage the arts, establish new friendships, and bolster a stronger school community. Supporters have secured a dedicated space, time, and a staff person for the endeavor, but budget constraints prevent purchasing the resources and equipment necessary to strengthen the program. Among its needs are visual art supplies and music materials, technological resources, and resources for community-building activities.
Join G-Team and donate $15 to help jump-start Namaste's Teen Center. If G-Team members raise $2,000, the school will be able to sponsor a safe, enriching place for students to keep growing with each other after school hours. To learn more about Namaste Charter School, check out its Facebook and Flickr pages.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.