Another chapter in STEM support
From a major donation to a Buffalo children’s museum to school supplies delivered to classrooms across the Dunkirk City School District, the story of National Grid STEM support in Western New York just keeps growing.
With its recent grant award to the Explore & More Children’s Museum, National Grid sponsors “tinkering”-focused programs for Title 1 schools and libraries, encouraging hands-on activities to develop young students’ curiosity and creativity. “Tinkering and hands-on problem solving are precursors for many to further study in science and technology,” said Ken Kujawa, National Grid regional manager, Western New York. “Explore & More’s educational programming in the city clearly aligns with National Grid’s community goals, and this is another investment in support of STEM education throughout the areas we serve.”
And in a partnership that kicked off the school year by bringing needed items to nearly 1,000 pre-K to grade 5 students at four elementary schools, National Grid teamed up with school-supply innovators Yoobi and The Teacher’s Desk. LA-based Yoobi, which sells through Target stores, donates one item to a classroom for each item purchased. The Teacher’s Desk, a Buffalo store where teachers shop free for classroom resources, has over five years distributed more than $10 million in free products to teachers serving 100,000 students at 180 eligible schools across Western New York.