AEP Foundation Grant Supports Boys & Girls Clubs STEM Education
The contribution supports students in a number of ways will fund STEM education including the following: Project Blueprint/Building Futures for Future Builders, a collaborative program with the Northeast Indiana Building Trades,; STEM career opportunities; and furnishings for the new facility at the purchase of furnishings and learning tools for rooms at the newly opened club facility at 2609 Fairfield Ave. Ours was the The AEP Foundation gift was the largest single donation given to the Clubs' STEM program.
“Giving our children and teens more access to science, technology, engineering and math educational opportunities is a high priority for the AEP Foundation and Indiana Michigan Power,” says Kim Sabrosky, our Director of External Affairs. “The opportunity to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne on STEM education the past several years has been very rewarding.”
The AEP Foundation focuses on improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math and the environment and by meeting basic human needs.
The grants were presented at the beginning of a recent trades fair, with representatives of various building trades staffing booths where Boys and Girls club participants learned more about various vocations.
Jerome Monaco, safety & health coordinator, Shanon Ellet, technician associate and Terry Riley, distribution system supervisor demonstrated safety hazards. They were joined by Stacy Roberts, talent acquisition specialist and Tiffany Ellis, talent acquisition contractor, who shared information about careers in the energy industry.