Help on the Homefront

In a White House event this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families. Heeding the challenge, Discovery Education announces a national campaign to support education for children of military families. Discovery Education has pledged the following in support of the White House initiative: high-quality digital content to DoDEA schools, professional development through the Discovery Educator Network, Help on the Homefront classroom challenge, and military children representation on Discovery Education’s Student Advisory Board.

Students will undertake a project in their community to improve and enrich the lives of military families. Once the projects are complete, students will tell their story to soldiers on the front using a variety of digital content and story-telling tools. Videos will be shared with servicemen and women overseas and may be profiled on-air and online.

Also as part of the White House initiative’s national launch, Jamie Hyneman and Grant Imahara from Discovery Channel’s hit series MythBusters will join Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden this Thursday, April 14 at Fountain-Fort Carson High School in Colorado Springs, where military children compose nearly half of the student body. The event will highlight the initiative’s commitment to produce awareness about the unique challenges military children face, as well as the need for advanced courses and digital content services in math and science at schools such as Fountain-Fort Carson High School.

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