Grants enable ITEC robotics, iMath and more!

January 31, 2014

ITEC has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Jackson National Community Fund to be used toward programs. The Jackson National Community Fund, based out of Lansing, Michigan, regularly awards grants to programs and organizations that support the social and economic well being of the community. This contribution will allow ITEC to continue providing technology skills to children and will advance programs like iMath, Techtronics and 2020 Girls.

 

ITEC has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the R. E. Olds Foundation to support and expand its innovative afterschool mathematics learning program, iMath.

“Part of the mission of the R. E. Olds Foundation is devoted to youth and education and programs involving STEM to allow children to experience learning in a more hands-on way,” said Diana Tarpoff, program director for the R.E. Olds Foundation. “This kind of experience can motivate and create the passion for a student’s future focus in the area of the sciences. We are excited to be a part of this educational vision.”

Last year, students who had 80 percent attendance in iMath showed a grade level increase of 0.84 with some as high as 1.15. Surveys of the kids before and after their time in iMath showed improvements in attitude, too.

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