Thanks to generous donations from College Football Playoff Foundation's Extra Yards for Teachers platform in partnership with the Atlanta Football Host Committee, Atlanta Public Schools will soon have its first SmartLab program.
Forty excited second grade students and their teachers from Scott Elementary School, where the new SmartLab will be installed, were on hand at the College Football Playoff news conference where the donation was announced.
"When we bid on this game, we said it would be about more than a football game,” said Dan Corso, President, Atlanta Sports Council and Atlanta Football Host Committee Board of Directors. “Bringing Atlanta its first Creative Learning Systems SmartLab is a great start to proving that point. Between now and kickoff we want to use the high profile of the national championship game to make a lasting impact on this community, particularly through our partnership with the Atlanta Public Schools. We felt we took a step in that direction today.”
The Atlanta Host Committee news release explained that "the facility will allow Scott Elementary educators to lead their classrooms in the exploration of a wide range of applied technologies, including robotics, software engineering, mechanics and structures, computer graphics, digital media arts and more".
Creative Learning Systems is proud to partner with Atlanta Public Schools and is grateful for the support of the College Football Playoff Foundation and the Atlanta Football Host Committee in helping to prepare today's learners for a bright future.
Learn more about the announcement of this generous donation here.
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