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October 22, 2017

Notification letters have been sent.

Letters should arrive Monday.

October 5, 2017

Applications are due Friday, October 13th.

We have new online application process:

Part 1: Applicant information.
Part 2: Application.

A downloadable PDF version of the application is also available.

Click here to download.

Program overview

Experiential Learning

May 7, 2016

Reach for the Stars is on Facebook.

Please like us on Facebook

May 17, 2011

Past trips to Huntsville.

Photos of our past expeditions are still online.

About

Reach for the Stars is a nonprofit organization that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.

Our purpose is to provide learning opportunities that help prepare young people to lead fulfilling and responsible lives. We champion programs that bolster science literacy, that clarify ideas through rich and meaningful experiences, and inspire students to explore their potential and grow.

We are a registered 501(c)(3) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

MAC Launch

The mission of our MAC Launch program is to excite and inspire people to better appreciate, learn, and enjoy space exploration, aviation and advanced technology. The program consists of a series of after school sessions that we call Science Saturday. Students learn about science and technology through team activities and building projects.

The program culminates in a six-day trip to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Space Camp (grades 4-6) and Space Academy (grades 7-8) students train for and perform simulated space missions.

Content

Our job is to create opportunities for students to succeed.

Our strategy has two parts: (1) to select material that instills knowledge that is essential for all citizens in a world shaped by science and technology; (2) to present that knowledge through rich and meaningful experiences as a way to clarify ideas.

Science Saturday

Experiential Learning

Space Camp

Mission Expedition

Calendar

OCT 13, 2017 Friday 5 PM Applications Due PO Box 6878, Minneapolis MN 55406
OCT 28, 2017 Saturday 1-4 PM Science Saturday Matthews Park, 2309 28th Ave S, MPLS
DEC 02, 2017 Saturday 1-4 PM Science Saturday Matthews Park, 2309 28th Ave S, MPLS
JAN 13, 2018 Saturday 1-4 PM Science Saturday Matthews Park, 2309 28th Ave S, MPLS
FEB 10, 2018 Saturday 1-4 PM Science Saturday Matthews Park, 2309 28th Ave S, MPLS
MAR 10, 2018 Saturday 1-4 PM Science Saturday Matthews Park, 2309 28th Ave S, MPLS
APR 14, 2018 Saturday 1-4 PM Science Saturday Matthews Park, 2309 28th Ave S, MPLS
APR 28, 2018 Saturday 8AM-4PM Car Wash/Bake Sale/Rummage Sale To be determined
MAY 06, 2018 Sunday Early Morning Depart for Space Camp MSP International Airport
MAY 11, 2018 Friday Evening Return from Space Camp MSP International Airport

Our Team

Reach for the Stars started when a group of parents and educators decided to do something to improve the levels of performance in math and science in public schools.

Our experience has shown that if students have exciting hands-on, event and inquiry based experiences in math, science, and engineering, they can make connections between the classroom curriculum and ‘real life’ and have a personal stake in doing well in these subjects.

Contact Us

Reach for the Stars
P. O. Box 6878
Minneapolis, MN 55406

info@reachuplink.org