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Dr. Gaddie’s February Update

We heart innovation. There is just something magical about a new and unpredictable experience. This fascination has traveled through centuries of our history dating back to the first World’s Faire hosted in London, 1851. We all can recall a time when something we touched, observed or tasted something that sparked new thought and changed what […]

Circuit One Council Members

Circuit 1 is a student-led, problem-based learning experience. Students are tasked with creating group presentations which are addressed to the emPowerU Council. The Council will ask questions and provide feedback after each presentation. We want to thank those who have volunteered their time to be a part of the Council.   Katie Ashley, Mosaic Life […]

New Year’s Greeting from Our President

A new calendar year always brings a sense of rejuvenation amid the backdrop of the long cold days of winter. Somehow, just the idea that we can start fresh with a new set of goals and commitment to the future lifts our spirits. We look at our image in the mirror, challenge ourselves to grow […]

Maker Applications Now Open

Maker applications are now open for The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire 2019. Scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Restoration Natatorium, 117 Francis St., St. Joseph, MO, this is the second year for the Faire. Priority spaces are filling up fast, and spaces are limited. Additional information […]

CollaborACTION Grant Cycle Now Open!

Heartland Foundation announces the opening of their 2019 CollaborACTION grant cycle. Proposals for these matching grant funds must be submitted by two or more organizations partnering to propose new solutions that address opportunities for promoting educational attainment and/or work skills development. Grantees are eligible to receive one-time funding for seed money, with an expected range […]

Two Regional Schools Celebrate the Launch of Project Fit America

Heartland Foundation and students and staff from Minnie Cline Elementary School in Savannah, Missouri, and Northland Christian School in Kansas City, Missouri, recently celebrated the acquisition of indoor and outdoor exercise equipment made possible through Project Fit America.     Project Fit America (PFA) is a national nonprofit organization that creates sustainable and innovative broad-based […]

SPARK Award Winners Recognized at 2018 ignite Annual Fundraiser

Heartland Foundation has a dedicated history of empowering youth to think creatively and work collaboratively to address challenges and opportunities in their schools and communities. Since 2007, more than 20,000 youth from our 31-county service region have experienced emPowerU. Pictured above is Skyler Pummill, one of the SPARK Award winners recognized at the ignite Annual Fundraiser on […]

Full STEAM Ahead!

Heartland Foundation brought two new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) events to our region in 2018 . . . The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire and Camp Invention.  Both events are set to return in 2019! Mark your calendars! The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire will return to Restoration Natatorium on Saturday, March […]

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