NORTHFIELD VILLAGE, OH, Oct. 22, 2019—MGM Northfield Park (MGMNP) announced support of Nordonia Hills City Schools (NHCS) Maker Spaces (MS) to help prepare students for future career and educational opportunities with a grant of $10,000. MGM and Nordonia Hills Schools will celebrate the donation at the school’s Friday night football game, 7:00pm, Friday, Oct. 25.
The goal of MS is to impart collaboration and problem-solving skills among students and to teach students future ready skills that are difficult to teach in core academics.
“At its core, MS are work areas in the school where students are encouraged to team up and generate solutions to challenges and projects, many times purposely, without all of the information and or pieces,” said Matt Gaugler, Business Director for NHCS. “Maker Spaces are designed to present students with challenges that they will face in real world scenarios and teach them to work in a diverse team to achieve a common goal. As a result of MGM’s generous contribution, we will be able to invest in tools and technology that will foster collaboration and creative problem-solving skills that the District otherwise wouldn’t have budgeted to do,” explained Gaugler.
NHCS plans to either invest in MS equally across all six public school buildings or focus on a special room at Nordonia High School.
“We are excited to support Maker Spaces and the teachers and students that will benefit from this innovative program,” said Chris Kelley, President & Chief Operating Officer for MGMNP.”