New Jersey-based J.M. Huber Corp. has awarded $500,000 in grants to Project Lead The Way (PLTW), an education nonprofit headquartered in Indianapolis. The organization says the funding will be used to expand access to STEM curriculum among elementary school students.
The nonprofit says it will implement its PLTW Launch programs in 50 schools in more than two dozen communities across the country in which Huber has a presence.
PLTW Launch is designed to provide students from Pre-K through fifth grade with hands-on learning experiences that combine computer science, engineering, biomedical science, math, literacy skills and more.
The nonprofit says the funding is an extension of a partnership with Huber established last May, that included an initial $250,000 investment.
“Introducing STEM skills at a young age is essential to helping students see their potential beyond the classroom,” David Dimmett, president and CEO of Project Lead The Way, said in a news release. “Partnerships like this are preparing the next generation of students for great careers and other life opportunities.”
PLTW said the programs will go into effect in the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years.