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“Minecraft Feast – Feeding the Minds & Bodies of our Homeless Keiki” Service Project – March 19, 2016

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Research shows that poverty during early childhood strongly influences how far a child progresses in school. For many reasons, homeless children lack interest in academics. On the other hand, game-based learning using 3D virtual worlds like Minecraft has been shown to increase learning motivations of students.

AECT-Hawaii & Hawaiian Hope are proud to host the “Minecraft Feast: Feeding the Minds & Bodies of our Homeless Keiki” service project. The Minecraft Feast service project serves to achieve two goals – 1) Feed the minds of our homeless keikis by immersing them in a curriculum-based Minecraft hands-on lesson conducted by Shane Asselstine ; and 2) feed them a nutritious lunch during the event. We are hoping to host about 30-50 homeless keikis (age range 8 – 12 years old) and their accompanying parent/guardian for this event:

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Maili Internet Café, 87-132 FarringtonHwy, Waiʻanae, HI 96792 

We invite homeless keiki between the ages of 8 to 12 years old (accompanied by one parent/guardian) to experience a curriculum-based Minecraft hands-on lesson and nutritious lunch. Please register online at (http://bit.ly/MCFeastRegister) or in-person at Maili Internet Cafe latest by March 14, 2016.

We invite volunteers to join and be of service. Please register online latest by March 11, 2016http://bit.ly/MCFeastVolunteer

Please consider donating to the Minecraft Feast service project (any amount is greatly appreciated) through our crowdfunding campaign on Generosity.com: http://bit.ly/MCFeastDonate

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Leong at 808-956-3902 or email peter.leong@hawaii.edu

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