Tyler UA Playground Expansion
The UT Tyler University Academy at Tyler is an open-enrollment charter school serving students in grade K-12. Our students participate in Project and Problem Based Learning models with a STEM education focus. As our elementary student population continues to grow, we have a larger need for outdoor play structures and activities for them to enjoy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention students who are physically active tend to have better grade, school attendance, cognitive performance, and classroom behaviors. Their research also shows that higher physical activity and physical fitness levels are associated with improved cognitive performance.
We are looking for community support in helping us to expand our current playground structure to include swing sets and the expansion of the play surface. Our goal is to secure funding of $15,000 for a Spring 2020 install.
(Note: all gifts to the project are tax deductible)