As a middle schooler, Ian Brannon was unable to attend a school trip to Catalina Island Marine Institute’s (CIMI) outdoor science school because his family lacked the resources to pay for his attendance. Having missed his chance to attend the trip himself, Ian has made it his priority to ensure that students in need of assistance, who are currently enrolled at Amphitheater Middle School, are not prevented from participating on their educational trip to CIMI.
By providing disadvantaged students with a quality education, support, new experiences, and a little human kindness, we can help eliminate barriers and encourage children and their families to overcome obstacles so that they can reach their full potentials for generations to come. That’s what Community Extension Programs does through the Brannon Education Enrichment (BEE) Program.
Students who participate in the BEE funded programs commit to excellence, attend school regularly, participate in school and community activities, mentor peers, and work on projects that give back to their school community. Students who meet these expectations are invited to attend educational enrichment programs where they experience hands-on, minds-on science lessons, labs, and field activities designed to stimulate their minds, build character, develop social skills, and most importantly, create excitement about science. For many students this will be a first-time experience to travel outside of the greater Tucson area.
If you would be interested in donating to this worthwhile program or in becoming a program sponsor, we ask you to contact CEP or donate directly through our website. Your kindness and willingness to help these deserving students experience worthwhile educational and social experiences will positively change the path of their future.