I’ve been working with an amazing group of graduate students at UC Boulder that have started an initiative called We Want Our Future.  This grassroots initiative aims to get elementary through high school students inspired and energized about their studies. We want our nation’s youth to realize that they too can be future explorers by working hard and studying in STEM related fields. The program plans to have students create 100,000 postcards from across the country, in which they each draw his or her own hope for their future exploring space. The ultimate goal is to present these postcards publicly, representing a unified voice of our youth and their thoughts on the future of exploration. 

How you can help:

There are many ways in which you can help our initiative: 

  1. Help us spread the word and the importance of space exploration by signing up to volunteer on our website.  Encourage your friends / colleagues to become active as well!  In addition you can join our facebook group called [We Want Our Future]. OR you can tweet us @WeWantOurFuture.
  2. Engage students now and perform this activity on your own, educational resources (lesson plans / media / postcard templates / instructions) are available on our website. (Spring 2010 suggested deadline is June 10th) )
  3. Help us raise funds / sponsors / partners by donating on our website sending us contact information / ideas for ways to fund raise.

We are inspiring youth to dream big, ask for help, and never give up!  Many more details are available on our website at: www.WeWantOurFuture.org including further information about the organization’s goals, completed postcards, media, press releases, instructions for performing the activity and materials. The encouraged deadline for the activity is May 10th, 2010, so get involved today!