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.

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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.

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