In the past 8 weeks more than $12,500.00 has been raised around our community in support of the OLC! Your generosity has been amazing and we will continue to look for avenues to keep programs in place.
The future of the Avon Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) is in jeopardy. The funding for the OLC was cut as a result of the failed Avon town referendum in 2011. Since that time, money to pay the Outdoor Instruction Coordinator has been dependent upon grants and fundraising to keep programs in place for the students of Avon Schools and our area. Unfortunately, due to the decline in the economy, fewer grants awarded and a reduction in donations, funding for OLC will be depleted by May 2014. However, you can help keep the doors open to this valuable community resource by helping us raise $30,000 prior to the end of the school year.
The OLC serves as an engaging outside space that is used to teach all across the cirriculum, from science to history, to our children. Teachers use their visits to the OLC to extend outdoor lessons into the classroom, making learning more meaningful. More than 9,100 students, parents and faculty members visited the OLC during the 2012-13 school year.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers public school districts as government instrumentalities. As such, The Avon Outdoor Learning Center is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions from individuals under Section 170 (c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Please consider making a contribution to the Avon Outdoor Learning Center by submitting a donation directly to the OLC at 7237 E. U.S. Highway 36, Avon, IN 46123.
The Friends of the OLC
Mrs. Davies was recently awarded the D. H. Lawson Conservation Education Award for 2013 by the Hendricks County Soil and Water Conservation District. Congratulations and thank you for all of your innovative work on behalf of our community!
Last year we served 9,100 students and visitors- Come join us this year for a learning adventure!