Revolutionizing the connection between schools, families and Communities
The future of the ECenter is to preserve the opportunity for education, community and families come together, as we provide hands-on alternative education, that disrupts the hyperconnected society.
The Future Is Calling Campaign will provide funds for the three phase ECenter build. The Build will provide schools, communities and families the opportunity to engage, explore, experience and enhance their personal development and life skills. The ECenter offers an abundance of support as we introduce Kansas youth to the opportunity of a lifetime. The FSL Organization has a $17 million dollar goal, which will follow a three-phase construction process.
Phase One- $7M
Phase Two- $5M
Phase Three- $5M
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For more than a year, The FSL Organization has been preparing for this awesome
campaign. With our strong vision and partnerships with business owners, community members and educators we have lit a path to ignite a strong campaign. The need is visible, and the mission is clear!
The Future Is Calling Campaign is here and WE need your support, as we acquire funding to support our ECenter project.
Education - To enhance knowledge of social-emotional learning, service learning, experience-based education, and more. Success of the Our Future Is Calling campaign will ensure that all facilities and programs significantly expand educational opportunities for all ages. The ECenter is positioned to partner with educational institutions and community organizations to increase the scope and depth of its programming for children, adults and community.
STEAM - Across the country, STEAM is very important to education. STEAM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students for specific disciplines such as science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. All of which will be hands-on within our learning environment at The ECenter. Imagine a playground with interesting interactive things that stimulate kids to explore, play and learn, and now imagine that in real life scenarios. You got it! We are taking the experience to a whole new level.
Social Emotional Learning – Using outdoor learning to augment social-emotional learning is huge. Evidence suggests that outdoor learning can enhance capabilities for empathy, and caring can be seen most readily in the outdoors, even when youth have a hard time being gentle with their peers. We are excited to give youth the ability to still their minds, and focus on nature while learning and strengthening life skills. This will create dynamic and responsive results!
Mental Health – The effects of outdoor education intervention on school children is amazing. "Outdoor education is an environment-focused educational approach that creates an action-centered learning process. Studies show that the natural environment has a profound effect on the well-being, particularly, in children due to their plasticity or vulnerability. The ECenter will offer something beyond the classroom that enables youth to strengthen coping skills, mindfulness skills and other means to support our mental health." (E. Gustafsson)
Nature that Nurtures
The 450-acre plus Farmstead is an educational, recreational and cultural resource for the Lyon and Osage County Regions and beyond. We are excited to see our paths cross through the Our Future is Calling campaign, to make a difference in our Kansas communities together.