The Brooklyn Children's Museum (BCM) has secured $150,000 in State funds thanks to support from Assemblymember Robert Carroll, including $125,000 in capital funds and a $25,000 operating funds grant.
“The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is a vital cultural and educational institution within Brooklyn and has done so much for so many young people in the borough,” said Assemblymember Robert Carroll in a press release. “With this funding, I want to continue to ensure that this invaluable resource is available for all children, to help them to learn, grow, and connect with their community.”
The $125,000 will be used to help build the “Brooklyn Time Machine” exhibition, a permanent exhibition that will explore the history of Brooklyn throughout the centuries. A $25,000 grant provided by Assemblymember Carroll will be used to support free field trips.The operating will be used to fund nine educational programs, including SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT, which teaches children about using art for advocacy.
“We are deeply grateful to Assemblymember Carroll and the support he has provided to increase access to BCM's world-class programs and exhibits for the students of Brooklyn's 44th Assembly District,” said Atiba T. Edwards, Acting President and CEO of Brooklyn Children's Museum. “Time and again, school field trips have been proven to boost cultural awareness, reinforce personal development, and positively impact academic outcomes, with low-income students experiencing the greatest impact. Through Assemblymember Carroll's support, we're ensuring that every child can experience the wonder and discovery that Brooklyn Children's Museum has to offer.”