and Best Wishes!
|iSPACE Receives $45,000 from P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
|Best Buy Awards $5,000 Grant to Support Cincinnati Museum Center Youth Programs
Best Buy kicked off the 2014 holiday season of giving by awarding a $5,000
grant to support Cincinnati Museum Center's Youth Programs, a program
that helps to give teens the opportunity to develop critical skills to
succeed in college and their future careers.
In the career fields of the 21st century, technology skills are critical to
success. However, many teens have little or no access to technology and as
a result fall behind their peers. The Best Buy Foundation is committed to
providing teens with opportunities to develop technology skills that will
inspire future education and career choices.
Cincinnati Museum Center's Youth Programs offer teens access to
state-of-the-art technology impacting the fields of science, history and
child development. The American Alliance of Museums has recognized
Cincinnati Museum Center's Youth Programs as "a national model for
urban museums working with at-risk students.
Cincinnati Museum Center's Youth Programs is a tuition-free youth
development initiative designed to enhance the creativity, confidence, and
success of teens. Members come from 58 different schools and 17 home-
Procter & Gamble awarded iSPACE a grant from the P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation in
the amount of $45,000. The donation is earmarked for the iSPACE FIRST Robotics programs.
iSPACE, the STEM Learning Place, is a non-profit organization, serving Greater Cincinnati Region by
providing engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs to schools,
families and the community. iSPACE programs spark curiosity and inspire interest in STEM.
iSPACE school programs are aligned with national and state educational standards and complement
teaching curricula. They reach beyond the formal classroom setting to help students and educators
build confidence and interest in STEM knowledge and careers. Programs and partnerships are designed
to fill the region’s future workforce in manufacturing, technology, research, health care and other STEM-
related fields. Additional programing includes, providing a 3-week STEM Academy in robotics for 40
African American, 7th-8th grade female students for the Queen City Chapter of The Links and partnering
with Hamilton County Juvenile Court and Lighthouse with at-risk youth, Dinner and a Robot
iSPACE supports, promotes and hosts FIRST Robotic tournaments, workshops and related events for
234 FIRST Robotics teams affecting 2300 students. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science
and Technology) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that gives students the opportunity to develop
the “muscle between their ears” and to gain experiences that will affect their future. It is a "Sport-for-
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schooled situations, representing diverse ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Participating in workshops, field trips, college visits,
volunteerism and other learning opportunities, Youth Programs members learn valuable life and work skills. They benefit from the interactions and
work within the museums, exploring science, history and child development through hands-on experiences with a team of leading professionals. The
ultimate goal of the program is high school graduation with a plan for the future. Since 1998, 99% of all Youth Programs graduates have continued
on to pursue a four-year college degree.
To learn more about Cincinnati Museum Center's Youth Programs, visit http://www.cincymuseum.org/youth-programs.
High-fives Best Buy and Cincinnati Museum Center's Youth Programs!
|Photo of Best Buy check presentation provided by Cincinnati Museum
the-Mind”. Competing in teams, students get real-world application of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) concepts and participate in
an atmosphere that encourages team building, entrepreneurship and sportsmanship.
To learn more about iSPACE, visit http://ispacescience.org/.
High-fives P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and iSPACE!
|Photo from iSPACE on Facebook