Florida Power & Light Company recently awarded $10,500 to FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools as part of its statewide EmPOWERing STEM Educators Program. The program’s goal is to increase teacher knowledge of effective math and science instructional practices that align with Florida Standards through peer-to-peer learning of best practices.
The funding will support FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools’ goal to provide effective, integrated lesson plans that teachers can use in the classroom on different STEM principles.
“High-quality education is the foundation for our students' dreams, and equipping teachers with the tools to succeed is the rocket fuel that propels those dreams to new heights,” said Shimene Shepard, executive director of FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools. “Through the funding of this program, we are grateful to be able to help inspire the next generation of innovators, problem-solvers and visionaries.”
Including the FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools, FPL is awarding a total of $131,000 to 13 local education foundations across the state.
As part of a continued commitment to STEM education, Florida Power & Light Company is also supporting local students by awarding up to $20,000 scholarships to 10 graduating high school seniors in select counties who have at least one year of experience in a SECME (Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics, and Enrichment) program. Applications are open until March 31, 2024. For more information visit FPL.com/Education.