Science Leadership Academy at Beeber
5925 Malvern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19131
May 20, 2016
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation
1000 Lowe’s Boulevard Mooresville,
WHITEBOARD PAINTED WALLS PROJECT
Science Leadership Academy at Beeber in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is looking for a grant to provide the students clear, focused and interactive space…. (some more intro).
Science Leadership Academy has approximately 325 students. Of those 325, about more than half use use the Engineering/Math room on a daily basis. Multiple students use the space has a collaboration space during lunch. This space engages in a lot of creativity, collaboration and innovation. However, the space is not engaging or pleasing to let ideas run and create. There is a small chalkboard space and unneeded construction paper that takes up space from drawing and sketching ideas.
Painting whiteboard paint hopes to promote effective teamwork and communication. If people find verbal communication an issue, whiteboard paint can open up a space for visual communication. It doesn’t require paper to be used for ideas, just draw and snap a picture. This project is to create a more welcoming environment where ideas aren’t limited to the size of a paper.
The budget required to carry out this project is $500. $450 will be spent on the painting material. We are looking to buy Transparent, Eco-Friendly Whiteboard Paint from Writeyboards for $150 per 50 square feet. The amount of square feet we will be painting is approximately 96.72 square feet. Thus we require two purchases, each at $150. However, to be on the safe side we would prefer to buy 50 square feet more paint. The rest of the $50 will be spent on paint supplies such as rollers and paint trays. We will not need much supplies as it is a one room project, a budget of $500.
To visually see a difference in the room with whiteboard paint, we have a virtual model. The model was created through Tinkercad, a real depiction of our Engineering/Math room. The image has been split. One side with the mounts, that we want to remove. One side with a view of how clean the room would look without the whiteboard mounts. Another image is of the side view, another place where mounts would be removed. It has the same idea as the previous one. It is clearly visible, a room without chalkboard or whiteboard mounts looks more modern and inviting.
Respectfully,Mallika Saini, Emanuel-Spain Lopez, Jacqueline Shepard and Adam Bennett