Dart Foundation Supporting Nation’s Aspiring STEM Professionals

The Dart Foundation is proud to help fund Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a national nonprofit that provides students with a quality educational basis in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Through generous grants, the https://www.pltw.org/about-pltw  PLTW program is helping students learn the skills needed to succeed in the global economy at multiple high schools throughout the United States.

Riverview High School in Florida, one of the schools that received a $35,000 grant from the Dart Foundation, used the generous donation to cover materials, supplies and teacher training in their Computer Integrated Classroom. As a result, the school received National Certification, meaning that its students were able to earn college credit, qualify for scholarships and advance to notable universities.

In fact, 80 percent of PLTW students nationwide intend to go to college, compared to only 68 percent of all high school seniors in the country.

Heritage High School in Conyers, Georgia, also received a generous grant of $35,000 from the Dart Foundation. With a Dart Container plant located in Conyers, the grant demonstrates the Dart Foundation and foundation board member, http://kennethdart.tumblr.com Ken Dart’s commitment to supporting and giving back to the local community that supports them.

“As a funder of STEM education programs, we look for opportunities that encourage science and math learning as well as career exploration,” said Ariane Dart, a board member of the Dart Foundation.