United Way of the Bluegrass Receives Verizon Foundation Grant to Help Support STEM Learning

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Richmond, KY - May 23, 2013 - United Way of the Bluegrass announces the continuation of the STEM Infusion program through the Madison County School District, in thanks to its recent receipt of a Verizon Foundation grant.
United Way of the Bluegrass has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to help extend support of the STEM Infusion program in the Madison County School District. The STEM Infusion program builds awareness, enthusiasm and support for students considering the pursuit of higher education or career development in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM.)  The STEM Infusion program offers interactive, extra-curricular activities that promote fun, relevant and hands-on learning in STEM areas.
The grant awarded from the Verizon Foundation will help leverage community resources and fund out-of-classroom activities designed to help engage students and build a culture of excitement for STEM learning.  Out-of-classroom STEM activities provide both teachers and students additional time and exposure to STEM subjects and help promote interest and enthusiasm for learning in these areas.  The Verizon Foundation grant will help ensure that resources are available to support students and encourage interest in higher education and career development in STEM areas.
To learn more about STEM Infusion in Madison County, visit www.uwbg.org/stem-infusion
About United Way of the Bluegrass:
United Way of the Bluegrass is a leader and motivator of change for long-terms solutions for Central Kentucky communities. United Way has committed to three focus areas to meet the needs of today and solve the problems of tomorrow:  Education, Income and Health.  Systems have been developed to evaluate the quality and success of programs supported by UWBG, so investors can be assured that dollars will have maximum impact on the community.  For more information, visit www.uwbg.org or call 859.233.4460. 
About the Verizon Foundation:
The Verizon Foundation is focused on using technology to solve critical social issues in the areas of energy management, education and healthcare.  Through the support of its employees and resources, they help address the needs of communities around the world. www.verizonfoundation.org.
About Madison County School District:
The Madison County School District, in partnership with the community, is committed to providing all students quality education that inspires individual excellence. The Madison County School District serves more than 10,000 students in Preschool through 12th grade.
Media Contact:
Katie Williams, Director of Marketing and Engagement
United Way of the Bluegrass