Pawtucket learning center champions equity through arts, sports, and technology

Question: When was ASTRO founded and what is its mission?

My cousin Michael and I founded ASTRO in 2014. Our mission is to champion equity among diverse populations by innovating health-promoting programs that improve the way people live, learn, work, and play.

Q: On Oct. 5, the Social Enterprise Greenhouse announced that it was providing ASTRO with a $25,000 loan. What will you use the money for?

Funds acquired through this loan will provide working capital for ASTRO to expand our operations and offer day care services to adult populations. We originally started out in adult services, but the community need that took precedence was providing a safe place for kids to be during the out-of-school time, and this is where we have focused the majority of our efforts over the years.

Now that many adults have been displaced from their day programs due to COVID-19 restrictions on numbers, there

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Rayburn earns 2020 ISTE Arts and Technology Network Creativity Award




Josh Rayburn, a doctoral candidate in Morehead State University’s Doctor of Education in Educational Technology program and District STEM Learning Coach for Fayette County Public Schools, was honored with the 2020 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Arts and Technology Network Creativity Award.  


“I feel like this award represents me as a whole,” Rayburn said. “I am a member of ISTE and submitted my material, not thinking I would win. I am very excited about this award and proud to be one of the few that have won the awards.”  


Originally from Dry Ridge, now a resident of Lexington, Rayburn said he knew from an early age he wanted to be someone who shapes people the same way his favorite teachers shaped him.  


“I had great teachers growing up that made a huge impact on me

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