REV Up The Fun is an online resource that offers a large collection of online science activities, videos, and resources for kids, aged 6-12 on the topics of space, energy, wellness, and more. These FREE science-based activities are designed to use household materials and can be completed at home.
REV Up The Fun is a partnership between Cornerstones of Science and the Maine Campus Compact in collaboration with food distribution sites, public libraries, and other community organizations to create volunteer and enrichment support so families can have ongoing access to engaging activities, critical information, and helpful resources. We are on a mission to provide families with Good FOOD, Good FUN & Good EXPERIENCES.
Cornerstones of Science
Cornerstones of Science works with community organizations and public libraries to create science experiences that spark curiosity and foster a deeper understanding of the world around us. We achieve our mission by: 1) creating public demand for science by creating loanable science tools, such as telescopes and science trunks, which can be found in over 350 public libraries in 30 states; 2) providing training, direct support, and resources that enable libraries to serve as local champions around science-based community issues; and 3) empowering libraries and organizations to serve as community hubs, connecting them to science providers, and engaging the public through citizen science experiences. Learn more about our work at www.cornerstonesofscience.org.
Maine Campus Compact
Maine Campus Compact is a coalition of 18 member campuses whose purpose is to catalyze and lead a movement to reinvigorate the public purposes and civic mission of higher education. We seek to transform our campuses in ways that develop better informed, active citizen problem-solvers, stronger communities, and a more just democratic society. We believe that our campuses must be vital agents and architects of a flourishing democracy. Learn more about our work at http://mainecompact.org/.
AmeriCorps Members serve in local, community-based organizations, expanding their capacity to achieve their mission and building community involvement and support. Recruiting local volunteers is one of the most important things AmeriCorps does for an organization. Please check out all of the organizations and communities AmeriCorps volunteers are serving at http://www.maineservicecommission.gov/national-service/americorps-programs/.
Maine State Department of Education Summer Food Service Program
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session. Free meals that meet the federal nutritional guidelines are provided to all children 18 years old and younger at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.