Focusing on local education efforts, Toyota donated $150,000 to Project Lead The Way. These funds will go to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum in 11 schools in Kentucky.
These grants will help schools provide classes on computer science and biomedical science, as well as improving classroom quality to be more engaging and hands-on for students.
The president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., Susan Elkington, said that there is an “urgent and critical need to get more young people interested in STEM,” which is why she considers it so important to invest in programs like Project Lead The Way.
This isn’t the first time the Toyota USA Foundation, which is responsible for the grant given this May, has worked with Project Lead The Way. Last year, the Foundation donated $2 million to support 115 schools across the country.
Project Lead The Way institutes programs in schools like PLTW Launch for kindergarten through fifth grade, PLTW gateway for up to eighth grade, and more specific programs for high schools in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.
One district in Kentucky, Harrison County, received grants for five of its schools, has been working with Project Lead The Way for 17 years, thanks in no small part to repeated donations by the Toyota USA Foundation.
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