Frazer Center is a finalist in the Zaentz Early Education Innovation Challenge at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The challenge “aims to seed the field of early education with new ideas, fresh thinking, and strategic approaches that have the potential for widespread and sustainable impact for children.”
The Frazer team submitted a proposal for a forest-based curriculum that would not only be adapted to include children with disabilities but would serve children from low-income families throughout the metro Atlanta area. As a finalist, the Frazer team is going to Harvard!
The challenge is reminiscent of the show Shark Tank. In front of a live audience, the Frazer team will have three minutes to pitch the proposal to a panel of judges followed by three minutes of Q&A. The judges and audience vote on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in three different categories of competition. Winners receive funding toward their project.
Frazer is the only Georgia-based program in the finals. Participating in the pitch are Frazer CEO Paige McKay Kubik, CDP Director Susie Riddick, and Development Director Tonja Holder. The challenge will be live-streamed on Tuesday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. We’ll update with a link to the stream once it’s available.