Space Camp: Here We Come!|
Mike Kersjes, a teacher in Grand Rapids, Michigan, transports us on the journey
to achieve an extraordinary journey to send a classroom filled with students
dominated by Tourette's syndrome, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, eating disorders
and emotional problems to Space Camp. Despite lack of support from school
administration and lack of funds, Mike and fellow teacher Robynn McKinney,
overcome all obstacles to take their kids to Space Camp, usually a destination
for only the best and brightest students in math and science.
Throughout the book we witness the tenacity and sacrifices
the class overcomes to achieve their dream. In 1989, as this class of misfits
train for Space Camp, they demonstrate the true meaning of teamwork. Today,
Kersjes is the president of Space is
Special, a non-profit organization that helps special ed students learn
math and science.