The DRANREF Foundation
At BTG, our commitment to service and to the communities where we do business is unwavering.
We are passionate about empowering young people and creating experiences that foster higher-order thinking, innovation, and social responsibility. Founded in 2015, our philanthropic arm – The DRANREF Foundation (TDF) – carries forth our mission to advance STEM education and entrepreneurship in underserved areas.
Our mission is to create scalable and sustainable programming to help young
people become better problem solvers and future entrepreneurs.
The Abacus Project (ES)
The Abacus Project invites elementary students to experience math differently. Students build their own Soroban (Japanese Abacus) and learn to use it through strategic bead movement. It is a multisensory approach to improving basic math skills and helps to build confidence and boost achievement in students. Abacus practice supports better working memory for students who struggle with attending to tasks and helps with focus and mastery of basic math operations with greater accuracy and speed.
For more information, please visit the Abacus Project website HERE.
In January 2023, TDF launched its inaugural Aviation Program at Reid Temple Christian Academy in Glenn Dale Maryland for middle school students in grades 6-8. The program exposes black and brown students to the world of aviation. TDF Board Member, Joe Lewis teaches the course and students learn how to operate a flight simulator, plan a flight, and develop a general appreciation for the field.
Entrepreneurship Education (MS and HS)
This program builds STEM and Entrepreneurship capacity in middle school and high school students. Our curriculum can be customized from a 3-hour workshop to a semester long course that helps students create vision statements, develop products, apply business math and communicate innovative ideas and solutions that can improve their community and the world./p>
At BTG and TDF we look for ways to live our missions of transforming businesses and lives through an ongoing commitment to the clients and communities we serve. It’s who we are. It’s what we do.
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