The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis has received a grant from The Boeing Company for its new “Challenger Academy” program. The program, which will serve 25 middle school educators, will include a series of four professional development workshops during the 2015-16 school year, educator resources, and a volunteer component for Boeing engineers to engage with students.
Teachers who were interested in participating in the program submitted applications to the Challenger Learning Center. Priority was given to teachers in underserved communities in the North County region.
“The generous support of Boeing will allow us to provide teachers with resources and programs that will increase students’ knowledge of and interest in science and engineering by connecting academic experiences with real science and engineering professionals and careers,” says Tasmyn Front, Director of the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis.
“The funding community needs to continue to invest in organizations that are committed to providing educators the tools and resources to inspire and engage their students in meaningful STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experiences. Boeing is proud to support the Challenger Learning Center, which is one of those organizations that is making a difference in the community, “says Brittany Douglas, Community Investor, Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship.