East of Flagstaff Arizona, The STAR School is the first off-grid, solar and wind-powered public elementary school in the U.S.

Over the last year, The Agora Projects and STAR have developed a strong relationship. Now as partners, a site has been designated, and plans are in place to build an Agora once funding is available. Together The STAR School and The Agora Projects seek to raise $250,000 through corporate sponsorships, grants, private donations, and in-kind contributions to build the first Pavilion at the School.

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“My idea was to reinvent a modern day agora where people would come together to share in its resources, while also embracing technology, which is necessary in our lives today.” Marina Nash, Agora Projects Founder

-Marina Nash, Agora Projects Founder

    

The Agora Projects was introduced to Mark Sorensen, in the fall of 2014 by Senator Carlyle Begay. After viewing Marina’s TEDx talk, the Senator envisioned the STAR School as a good fit for a prototype Agora, as their mutual goals for community connection and empowerment are so aligned. Over the last year, TAP and STAR have developed a strong relationship and 17 of the 18 Navajo Chapters comprising the Western Agency Counsel passed resolutions (18th Chapter vote pending) in support of building its first Agora Pavilion at the STAR School. Now as partners, a site has been designated, and plans are in place to build once funding is available. Together The STAR School and TAP seek to raise an estimated $250,000 through corporate sponsorships, grants, private donations, and in-kind contributions to build the first Pavilion at the School.

For donations, questions and/or ideas on how to raise the necessary funds to make this project a reality for the Navajo Community, please contact:

Mark Sorensen: or (928) 415-4157
Barry Pier:           (303) 915-3375
or Marina Nash: (303) 506-7062

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