“Our first graders come to school every day with never-ending questions about the world,” says Teach For America corps member Alexandra Harper (Phoenix ’16). “Their curiosity and desire to learn has no boundaries.”

Ms. Harper works hard to inspire a curiosity in science among her students from Pioneer Preparatory School in Phoenix, Arizona. During the course of the school year, her kids will learn about the human body, nutrition, and even astronomy. Though her students are able to take part in a variety of engaging projects, Ms. Harper acknowledges that when it comes to instilling a lifelong love of science among her students, hands-on, interactive exposure to science and STEM is critical.

To provide her students with this exposure and opportunity for learning, Ms. Harper is planning a field trip to the Science Center in Phoenix. Because resources are limited, she has turned to DonorsChoose.org to raise funds for the trip, which she believes will spark her students’ curiosity in science even more.

“All students deserve the chance to be exposed to the vast wonders of science, no matter what socioeconomic background they come from,” she says. “This field trip will spark the curiosity and creativity of our students and ensure their love for learning and science continues to grow past first grade.”

Please consider supporting Ms. Harper’s project today—and thank you, as always, for supporting teachers and the kids they serve.