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Educational Programs

Goal: Create youth to career pathways to take on the skills needed in the 21st century such as knowledge acquisition, creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, media and technology literacy, self-direction and adaptability skills.  While STEM education is important, the Arts play an equally important role in teaching creativity, innovation, social awareness, and discipline.  Additional consideration is given to programs that integrate within their curriculum collaboration between educators and Industry.

Focus Areas:

  • Primary & Middle School: Generate interest and sustained participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics plus the arts (STEM + A) disciplines through hands-on, experiential learning and 21st century skills development.

  • High School: Graduate more students who have a broader awareness of the diversity of career path opportunities and are better prepared for post-secondary education and/or careers through high-quality career connected learning programs.   

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Community-Based Programs

Goal: We believe that "charity begins at home".  Even with global problems, we believe that the best solutions for those problems remain local; that neighborhood and community-based organizations are best positioned to solving problems impacting their own communities; and that the choice is not whether we must choose between giving globally or locally, but rather, we can choose to give globally locally.

Focus Areas:

  • Create social change that advances the educational, health, and economic well-being of disadvantaged youth and their families within the community.

  • Improve community connectedness and unity

  • Locally owned, locally staffed: Strong community involvement where recipients take an active role in volunteering, giving back, and making the program a success for the next generation.

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Senior Services Programs

Goal: Create opportunities to address both the way we care for older persons today and in the future, and provide information and support to family members providing primary care.  The way we care for older persons today is not scalable to meet the expected growth in population; the costs for senior care and services continue to soar; and very little information and support are available to family members who provide primary care.  New solutions and step function improvements are needed to provide the necessary care and services that allow older persons to remain productive; to have an improved quality of life especially for older persons with special needs; and, enable them to remain active within their communities.  Solutions are also needed to support primary care family members with improved access to information and expertise for answering financial, legal, and health care questions.

Focus Areas:

  • Improving social connectedness & food security in older adults

  • Improving the care of older adults, especially those with special needs

  • Social services for primary care family members

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