SCRaPpin SMART

SCRaP provides a Maker / Art Education program.  By accepting donations of clean usable waste from local businesses and individuals, then combining it with folk arts and high-tech tools, SCRaP delivers hands-on, project-based learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  SCRaP wishes to encourage and empower our local youth to be the best at whatever they choose to be.  Whether that is as an entrepreneur or by joining our ever-changing workforce Simultaneously, SCRaP diverts creative items from the landfill for creative reuse.

Goals of SCRaPpin SMART Program

SCRaPpin is a playful name we created to call our group of artistic programs we offer students from kindergarten to college.

SMART is a mnemonic acronym, giving criteria to guide in the setting of objectives. There are various objective setting acronyms available, we chose SMART because it is widely known at the educational level.

SCRaPpin SMART Definition as it relates to our core vision and mission is:

Specific

Specific answers the questions “what is to be done?” “how will you know it is done?” and describes the results of the work to be done. The description is written in such a way that anyone reading the objective will most likely interpret it the same way.

Measurable

Measurable answers the question “how will you know it meets expectations?” and defines the objective using assessable terms.  It refers to the extent to which something can be evaluated against some standard.

Achievable/(Agreed Upon)

Achievable answers the questions “Can the person do it?”, “Does he/she have the experience, knowledge or capability of fulfilling the expectation?” It also answers the question “Can it be done giving the time frame, opportunity and resources?”

Relevant/(Results or Realistic)

Relevant answers the questions, “Should it be done?”, “Why?”, “What will be the impact?”, and “Is it realistic?”.

Timely

Timely answers the question, “When will it be done?”  It refers to the fact that an objective has end points and check points built into it.

All of SCRaP’s programs are age appropriate beginning with K-3, 4-5, Middle school (6-8) and High school (9-12).

Each program will include lessons on how to use the 5 R’s (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle) in everyday life. We at SCRaP believe by starting young we can create a community of environmentally aware and likeminded individuals, and we can share our knowledge of how to use the 5R’s to make a difference in a creative way.

And, finally, to keep our programs affordable, we budget $5 per student per time knowing that about 1/2 will be scholarship or sponsored. We believe that with strong partnerships between schools, organizations, donors and ourselves we can help our kids develop to their fullest potential.