About the LIGHT Project
The LIGHT Project – an acronym for literacy, inquiry, getting outside, having fun, and time spent with family – is a STEM-based reading and learning program that supports over 500 Ohio first-grade students each year.
The LIGHT Project all starts with the first-grader and their family committing to read books provided by the Light Foundation, participate in corresponding outdoor activities, and complete a journal entry for each book they read throughout the school year. The activities and journal writing encourage critical thinking, encourage real-world connections to classroom standards through the use of science tools, and challenge students to be change agents within their school buildings and communities.
At each milestone (points for books) they have the chance to earn prizes and a chance to attend a final celebration at Chenoweth Trails where they can participate in fun, outdoor activities such as hiking, gaga ball, rock balancing, bounce houses, and of course… s’mores!
“The Light Project resources have brought so much joy into our weeks!!!! Getting the kids outside as part of their school day has been FABULOUS!”
– Michelle Q., Teacher