Anderson Children's Foundation

Engineering Academy (2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016)

This program promotes awareness and interest in students to pursue careers in engineering, technology, and related fields through focused, rigorous and relevant experiences in activity-based, project-based and problem-based learning.

Students learn to build and program with various robotic platforms, in addition to learning real-life applications of specialty fields like use of sensors and niche disciplines like pneumatics, solar-powered and wind-powered projects.

This year, underwater robotics, 3D printers and RC cars are new additions to this fun and engaging, standard content-aligned STEM program.

Music Program (2014-2015)

The Bobby Duke Middle School music program serves approximately 150 socioeconomically disadvantaged students in Coachella, California. Band, piano, and choir classes are available to students and all music materials, including instruments, are provided for students. Students learn to read, perform, compose, and appreciate music in these classes. Students also perform for their family, friends, community members, and people outside their community several times each year. The sense of accomplishment students feel, the pride their family members feel, and the smiles students bring to community members faces drive the success of the program. The students and staff of the Bobby Duke Middle School music program are looking forward to continued growth, success, and performance opportunities during the 2014-2015 school years, and for years to come.