The museum’s education initiative is a cornerstone of its mission and a vital community service. In 2013, the LIM piloted a reduced-fee education program. Many underserved school districts do not have the resources to send students to the museum to take part in on-site education programs. The new reduced-fee education initiative addressed this need directly and during the first year, approximately 1,500 students from ten underserved school districts were able to experience the history and culture the Long Island Museum has to offer. The participating school districts included Riverhead, Wyandanch, Central Islip, Westbury, Valley Stream, North Babylon, Patchogue-Medford, Brentwood, Huntington, and Copiague.
The LIM is now offering the Reduced Fee Program & Transportation Subsidization
During 2013-14, over 12,000 children from Suffolk and Nassau counties participated in a variety of programs. Program outreach will continue with schools from underserved districts which have participated in the past and are not currently utilizing program. We will then broaden our outreach, based on available funding, to additional underserved school districts. This initiative will enhance learning and educational enthusiasm of Long Island students, by promoting the arts in education.
Together we can help hundreds and hundreds of children afford the opportunity to participate in this wonderful educational and cultural experience that will grow their minds and spark their imagination!