August 23, 2019
2 P.M. – 5 P.M.
Viasat East Plaza Campus
Brought to you by Viasat NextGen Alliance and The Carlsbad Educational Foundation
Our goal for this inaugural event is to have 35 teams raise $1,000 each to provide quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programs for Carlsbad public school students.
Viasat NextGen Alliance
Viasat NextGen Alliance is a movement to enable all employees of all generations to share experiences, connect passions, build leadership and promote growth while creating a positive impact within Viasat and its community.
The Carlsbad Educational Foundation
The Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports programs in STEAM and innovational education. Last year, the Foundation invested more than $1 million in programs for students in the Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD).
CEF is the only organization in Carlsbad raising private support for all 11,000 students in the CUSD. Every dollar CEF earns from donors, supporters, and fundraising events, like Spin for STEAM, benefits Carlsbad public school students.
About Carlsbad Schools
The Carlsbad public school system ranks the fourth best district in San Diego. Surprisingly, the district accomplishes its success with little funding from the state.
California is 41st in the nation in per-student funding. In San Diego county, the Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) is the second lowest-funded district and receives 38% less in per-student funds than neighboring San Diego Unfied (CUSD receives $9,615 per student, compared to $13,256 per student in San Diego Unified).
In order to provide an exceptional education, the Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) supplements state funding for the CUSD. Last year, the Foundation invested more than $1 million in STEAM and innovational education programs for CUSD students.