The Raft Difference

RAFT’s mission is to empower educators with affordable resources to build their students’ minds through hands-on learning. For over eight years, RAFT Colorado has been dedicated to celebrating and supporting great teaching. RAFT collaborates with Colorado businesses, community members, and education organizations to provide teachers with affordable tools, ideas, and learning experiences to inspire the next generation of thinkers, innovators, problem-solvers, and creators.

With solid educational practices, ingenious materials sourcing, and innovative repurposing, RAFT Colorado uniquely enables educators to enrich students’ lives with abundant creativity and deeper learning.

“It is amazing to see what a repurposed material that costs next to nothing can do in the life of a child.”

-Nate B. (RAFT member)


From inspirational ideas and personal coaching to interactive workshops and a well-stocked workspace, RAFT has resources to help teachers succeed.

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Whether you are part of a group or want to come to RAFT on your own, we have a wide assortment of interesting and diverse volunteer opportunities available.

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Transform your ordinary items into extraordinary ideas! Your donation of materials can support education AND the environment.

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In the words of one member, “I can’t imagine life as a teacher without RAFT!” Your financial contributions support enable teachers to inspire and create those “aha moments” for Colorado students.

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