We are delighted to award a grant of $102,376.21 from AJ Educate-Innovate USA Campaign to Deer Park Elementary School for Bucky’s Rest Stop and Bucky’s Learning Lab (STEAM Lab).

AJ grant to Deer Park ES

The grant check was handed to Deer Park ES principal and school officials in a small ceremony today attended by Sekhar Puli (AJ Founder) with core AJ team – Raja Puli, Roshni Puli, Vinny Thota, Shivani Puli, Spurthi Thota, and Sreedhar Tirumalasetty.

Deer Park ES will use this funds to recreate their STEAM Lab into the Bucky’s Learning Lab and to upgrade and enhance Bucky’s Rest Stop . The Learning Lab space will be meant to inspire the future inventors, engineers, and makers at Deer Park and hopefully to reach beyond the community to serve the entire Western Fairfax family. The Rest Stop is an area where students can come to re-energize and refocus so they can access learning throughout the day. With the installment of state of the art sensory items all students will have the opportunity to visit this space. The AJ campaign builds on the core belief that every student can and should have access to these types of spaces and we are thrilled to be able to bring this to Deer Park. We look forward to unveiling this new space in fall 2024.

This investment will significantly contribute to creating a conducive learning environment and fostering innovation and creativity among the students, particularly for the high volume of special needs kids at Deer Park.

This contribution towards an innovation lab is one of many technology/STEAM based labs that AJ has made since 2018 i.e .Chantilly High School Innovation Lab ($106,000), Rocky Run Middle School ($60,000), Waxpool Elementary School’s Sensory Room ($45,000), etc.

But that’s not all—our commitment extends beyond Deer Park; AshaJyothi will continue to sponsor an Innovation lab for one (1) High School each year. In addition, Maker Spaces in three (3) Elementary Schools and a Technology refresh in one(1) Middle school that feed into the selected High School. This is to foster an ecosystem of early adopters and innovators.

Thanks to @Raja Puli for his immense and continuous efforts to help coordinate this effort with the school principals and officials.
Such a thoughtful and wonderful contribution by AJ. 👏🏼👏🏼