Inspired by all of the ways that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics play a role at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney has granted an additional two STEM-focused nonprofit organizations in the Central Florida area $100,000 each.
The Orlando Science Center will be using their $100,000 Disney grant to bring their Head Start program to the classrooms of over 50 local educators. The program introduces STEM concepts to young learners. The leaders behind the program recently had the opportunity to serve as grand marshals of the Festival of Fantasy parade at the Magic Kingdom.
PACE Center for Girls was also awarded a $100,000 Disney Grant. PACE Center for Girls is an organization committed to helping young girls establish a bright future through education, training, counseling, and advocacy. PACE will use their Disney grant to bring a new learning program into their Polk and Orange County learning centers. The girls at PACE were visited by Doctor Minnie, and by Disney leaders who talked about their own STEM journey in the industry.
Source: Disney Parks Blog