SMCKC October Breakfast: Linda Buchner with MINDDRIVE | 
October 4th
MINDDRIVE is an educational program that uses experiential methods to
teach at-risk urban high school teens through hands-on work in its
automotive design and contemporary communication classes. The
automotive class builds prototype ultra-high-efficiency alternative
fuel plug-in electric vehicles designed to drive efficiently. The
communications class teaches students how to write, present,
photograph, video, construct and manage web pages and use social media
channels.
 
Linda Buchner, the President & Cause Marketing/Public Relations
Director of MINDDRIVE and Eric Looney, Group Creative Director at VML, will discuss how they teamed up to develop and execute the MINDDRIVE'S Social Fuel Tour.
The SFT was a social media-fueled drive this past summer, where they built an
electric car, connected to an Arduino device that monitored the social activity about MINDDRIVE
and their sponsors to govern their car's power. The students went on an incredible journey from K.C. to D.C. with their "social fuel" and a strong message about the hands-on learning methods of MINDDRIVE. The students and mentors of the program were sponsored by our state's Congressman, Emanuel Cleaver and they met with legislators and government officials to help drive change in education.
 
COMPUTER DRIVE AT OCTOBER BREAKFAST: This is your opportunity to bring used desktop or laptop computers to be donated to Connecting for Good. We'll have a collection at the October 4 breakfast at ThinkBig with tax receipts available. Click here for more information! 

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