Meta’s Stanton Springs Data Center has announced this year’s recipients of its Community Action Grants. According to its announcement, the “Data Center Community Action Grants program, Meta provides funding for nonprofits and schools to support the long-term vitality of Georgia. It funds projects that help put the power of technology to use for community benefit, connect people online or off and improve STEM education.”
Through the Data Center Community Action Grants program, Meta provided funding for nonprofits and schools and their projects that “help put the power of technology to use for community benefit, connect people online or off and improve STEM education — to support the long-term vitality of Georgia.”
Walton County School District reports that the grants to the recipients in the district will be used to further STEM education in the classroom. The following were this year’s recipients from Walton County:
To support expanding STEM classroom experiences to help all students grow their science and technology skill sets and understanding.
To support creating a STEM-themed summer camp to improve academic engagement and performance for underserved youth with significant trauma experiences in Walton County.
Walnut Grove Elementary School
To support interactive STEM learning experiences for all Walnut Grove Elementary School learners to enhance critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving.
Walton County School District – GA
To support STEM initiatives that enhance digital learners’ curiosities and engagement.
To support STEM makerspaces that promote student involvement and inclusiveness for all students, specifically in STEM-related areas.
To support opportunities for students to learn and integrate their coding abilities with hands-on engineering skills learned through using robotics.
To support growing wellness, connection, and community for children with serious illnesses, disabilities and adverse childhood experiences while providing opportunities for STE(A)M learning outside of school time.
Other recipients included:
To support environmental field trips in agricultural sciences for Jasper County School students to have hands-on learning experiences focused outside of the classroom.
To enhance STEM education for students grades K-12 with new coding devices and accessories to grow this demanding field.
Newton College & Career Academy
To support the workforce of the future by utilizing virtual reality technology in the classroom.
UGA Extension & 4-H in Newton County
To support 4-H STEM education in and out of the classroom for K-12 students in Newton County.
To support providing STEM-on-the-go kits to enhance STEM access and integration for elementary students.
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