Wilmington, DE, December 8, 2017 FAME, Inc. is using $12,879 in grant funding from the Arsht-Cannon Fund to support students participating in the STEMulate® Change Outreach Initiative. The STEMulate® Change Outreach Initiative is an out-of-school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program that provides interactive, hands-on education designed to ignite student’s interest in STEM learning and careers among at-risk youth in grades K-6. This nationally recognized program engages youth in Project Based Learning (PBL) methods which motivate students to increase engagement in STEM subjects and build skills to pursue STEM related careers. Grant funds from the Arsht-Cannon Fundwere used to support students at two school sites, Richardson Park and Baltz Elementary Schools, in the Red Clay Consolidated School District during the 2017 school year. Specifically, funding was used to target Title 1 Hispanic/Latino schools as the Arsht-Cannon Fund’s focus is providing educational opportunities to Latinos. “Our mission at FAME, Inc. is to, “prepare and motivate students in grades K-12, with a specific focus on underrepresented minorities and girls, to enter college and complete a degree and/or seek a career in STEM or other STEM related pathways,” said Don Baker, President and CEO of FAME, Inc. “Our enrichment initiatives address Delaware’s persistent need to motivate students to pursue and succeed in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Thanks to this grant from the Arsht-Cannon Fund, we can continue to build upon on our past success.”
About FAME, Inc.: Established in 1976, FAME, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest STEM non-profit education organizations. Over the past 41 years, FAME, Inc. has served more than 10,000 students, challenging youth to form skills in critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, communication, and collaboration. Industry leaders formed FAME, Inc. to address a significant lack of women and other underrepresented minorities in the engineering and science professions. Today FAME, Inc.’s work is focused on encouraging and supporting students, especially those who are girls and/or minorities, as they pursue STEM related degrees and professions. Participating students enjoy benefits such as internships, scholarships, and rare opportunities to interact with top executives, engineers, scientists, and technology specialists at Fortune 500 organizations. To learn more about FAME, Inc. please visit: https://www.famedelaware.org.
About Arsht-Cannon Fund: Created in 2004, the Arsht-Cannon Fund at the Delaware Community Fund is a donor-advised fund directed by Adrienne Arsht, Chair of the Arsht-Cannon Foundation’s advisory committee. Originally planned by the Honorable Roxanna Cannon Arsht and S. Samuel Arsht, involved citizens of Delaware who endeavored to give back to their beloved home state through their service and wealth, the fund was created to “preserve, support, protect, and defend the best interests of a civil society.” The Christiana Care’s Roxana Cannon Arsht Surgicenter and the University of Delaware’s Arsht Hall – home of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – are a tribute to their charitable legacy. To learn more about the Arsht-Cannon Fund please visit: http://arshtcannonfund.org. Above: FAME Students participating in hands-on STEM based learning
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