The Robbinsville Education Foundation will commit the proceeds of the upcoming Golf Classic to launch a three-year initiative to fund a pre-engineering program a Pond Road Middle School, which will result in seamless technology education for students in grades six through 12.
The classic is scheduled for May 22 at 1 p.m. at Mercer Oaks in West Windsor.
Admission for individual golfers, which includes dinner and a buffet lunch, is $150. The price for dinner only is $50. Sponsorships at multiple levels are available.
The REF, in collaboration with the Board of Education’s former Partners in Education committee, previously raised $76,721 to fund pre-engineering at Robbinsville High School, known as Project Lead the Way. That funding commitment lasted from 2004 to 2009.
This commitment, which will span three years, will require the REF to raise $61,060 to fully fund the middle school program.
As designed, the middle school pre-engineering program will give students hands-on opportunities to strengthen skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Class assignments will require students to create, design and build projects to solve problems. Teachers will have to receive specialized training, and the initiative will also call for upgrades of classroom technology.
Individuals or businesses that would like to participate in the event are encouraged to visit the foundation’s website, www.refkids.org, or call event co-chairs Debbie Baer (609) 731-7951 or Jodi Stephens, (609) 371-0071.
The Robbinsville Education Foundation is a registered non-profit, and contributions are tax-deductible.