Cardboard Arcade Supports Diabetes Research

September 1, 2017

Inspired by Caine’s Arcade ( and the recent diagnosis of a classmate, P.K. Yonge’s second and third grade students are hosting their 2017 Cardboard Arcade as a fundraising event for Type 1 Diabetes.

Students have designed, planned, and constructed games for families and friends to play and will donate funds raised to help support others like their classmate Kylie Gay.

The second and third grade learning community and their 108 students designed arcade games, decided on rules, created plans, and constructed arcade games out of mountains of cardboard, tape, markers, and glue!

What makes this year special is the chosen charity: Diabetes Research at the University of Florida, in support of the learning community’s classmate, Kylie Gay.

The Cardboard Arcade serves as an introduction to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Clubs where students begin to experience a wide range of activities from egg drop experiments, to art projects, to wilderness survival projects.

The project provides and authentic means by which members of the Second/Third Grade Learning Community develop interpersonal skills, work on communication, and are engaged in construction and collaborative problem solving.

Students invite friends and families to purchase a “$5 fun pass” to play as many games as they like…and to make an additional donation to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Friday, September 1, 2017

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School at the University of Florida
Elementary Building
1080 SW 11th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Please bring your State ID (Driver’s License) and check in at front office before entering other locations on campus.

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