Irwin And Florence Rosten Foundation

Rating: 4.93 stars   121 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 750 PO Box 750 Darby MT 59829 USA

Mission: The MAPS Media Institute is a preeminent, nationally-recognized education program that integrates science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM) concepts within media arts subjects. Our mission is to create an environment that motivates students through a hands-on computer science, media arts and digital technology curriculum that includes film, design, cyberskills and music. For over ten years, we’ve delivered on our promise to inspire creativity, build confidence and develop capacity for our public and home-schooled 8th - 12th graders. MAPS graduates are ready to contribute and succeed in the 21st Century economy.
Results: 2013-2014 results include: 1) MAPS founder, Peter Rosten, awarded a national Purpose Prize fellowship. 2) MAPS students nominated for 4 "Awards of Excellence" (Student Emmy Awards), 3) 85% of MAPS students attend college. 4) Only four MAPS students (out of thousands) have dropped out of high school. For more information: www.mapsmediainstitute.com
Target demographics: Rural students grades 8 - 12. Male and female participants are equally divided. Three of the five schools we serve qualify for Title 1; thus a high percentage of our students are economically disadvantaged.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 150
Geographic areas served: Ravalli County, MT
Programs: Computer Science, Digital Technology, Video, Design, Music, Cyberskills
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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406 370-3745
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Montana Arts Council, the state arts agency of Montana, funds the Irwin and Florence Rosten Foundation with great pride. They are doing tremendous work with children and giving students top-notch video production training. Their work not only teaches students about the process and hones and expands children's creative abilities, but their work is focused on quality high enough that much of their work actually see on the air! As the state agency that provides seed funding for this work, the organization goes through a rigorous review as to how it approaches the work, what the students are learning and the quality of the training they receive. The Rosten Foundation consistenty gets highest marks on all counts, and we are very proud to be associated with the product of their efforts.

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What started as one couple's vision to educate and facilitate career growth amongst our student population, has now grown to a full scale community effort of local, county and statewide participation. MAPS offers students the opportunity to learn and utilize real-world practicum for developing industry knowledge to move beyond High School in pursuit of college and professional careers. In a time when budget cuts and rising unemployment figures muddle the water for our graduating seniors, MAPS builds independence, creativity, business sense and confidence in our youth... all traits that will suit them well in their pursuit of productive and happy lives in the working world. By continuing to support MAPS, we are choosing to support and better future for all.

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I'm proud to be a part of this important endeavor for rural Montana! When Peter first started the project, he had to rely on donated computers. I was happy to be part of a State of Montana program that could supply surplus computers to MAPS.

They've grown to where the State of Montana contracts with them for public service announcements and programing.

Can't wait to see them become a major player in the film industry!

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