For grades: K-6
Requirements for live visit: We transport the robot by van from Philadelphia. Cooperative tour scheduling minimizes travel costs.
Fees for live visit: $475 per assembly (up to 250 K-6 students) with district scheduling, plus travel. This includes the complete curriculum materials with teacher lesson plans.
Funding: Eligible for Title IV, PTA, PTO, character education and drug prevention funding. Because this is a high-visibility program, many local and national corporations have funded presentations. Please contact us for ideas.
K-6 Assembly Program & Lessons »
I've never seen a health skills program generate this much enthusiasm from staff, students and parents. --- Barbara Singleton - SAPIS Supervisor District 6, New York City
The Million Dollar Machine (MDM) is a comprehensive life skills enrichment program that teaches children a variety of personal, social, health and environmental skills.An interactive, multi-media robot teacher introduces MDM to students, teachers and parents with a dynamic live assembly at each school. There, children learn that their bodies are the real "million dollar machines" for which the program is named. The colorful, life-sized robot captivates the children and gives them the knowledge and motivation to achieve their personal best in life.
MDM is recommended for all children in Grades K-6 (ages 5-12).
MDM promotes self-responsibility, logical decision-making skills and positive social skills.
MDM includes specific health and assertiveness skills that inspire children to protect themselves from cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, violence and other threats.
MDM's effectiveness is validated by 5 independent scientific studies.
MDM includes complete teacher-designed lesson plans and learning materials with more than 1,200 integrated activities and discussion topics, 80 interactive parent/child worksheets and complete implementation guidelines.
We encourage educators and parents to compare our teaching materials, research validation, recommendations and costs to any other life skills program available.
Please visit our website for free lesson samples, a free life skills newsletter, references, scientific validation, and links to other effective life skills and drug prevention resources.
When you're convinced our assembly program is the best available for your students, please call us at 800 262-2162 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting800 262-2162end_of_the_skype_highlighting to schedule.
Are you teaching Life Skills, Drug Prevention or Character Education to Grade K-6 children?
Give your students and staff an unforgettable experience by bringing the Million Dollar Machine (MDM) assembly program to your district!
When teachers and students love a program, it shows. More than 2,250,000 children in 43 states are benefiting from our Life Skills, Character Education and Drug Prevention lessons.
MDM is scientifically validated by 5 studies conducted by Columbia University, the University of Medicine & Dentistry New Jersey, and Vanderveer Research Group of Atlanta
Endorsement letters on file from thousands of educators, government officials, parents and children praise MDM, most often noting its "innovative method of instruction", "lasting positive influence" and the "high quality learning materials" that are included with every program.
State Governors in New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, California, Texas and Florida have formally recognized MDM's positive influence. Mayors in major cities including Cincinnati, Dallas, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, and San Antonio have proclaimed "Million Dollar Machine Weeks" recognizing MDM's benefits.
Television news programs featuring MDM include CNN, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and hundreds of local NBC, CBS and ABC affiliates.
President Bush recognized MDM with a Presidential Award for Private Sector Initiatives at the White house in 1989.