New Jersey Educators and Students Will Benefit From Latest PennEast Powering STEM Grant

December 8, 2017

South Jersey Chamber Foundation Receives $10,000 Grant

(Wyomissing, Pa.) – PennEast Pipeline Company presented the South Jersey Chamber Foundation with a $10,000 grant this week as part of the PennEast Powering STEM Grant Program.  To date, the initiative has invested more than $170,000 to over a dozen schools and nonprofit organizations across New Jersey and Pennsylvania to enhance access to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational opportunities.

“PennEast is honored to support the South Jersey Chamber Foundation, which provides teachers with invaluable professional development opportunities that ultimately impacts thousands of students across New Jersey,” said Pam Witmer of PennEast Pipeline Company. “The South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators is a critical program to ensure teachers across New Jersey have the tools they need to prepare their students for a career in the STEM fields.”

The PennEast Powering STEM grant will help support the South Jersey Chamber Foundation’s South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators (SJSI). In its 27th year, the program exposes teachers to businesses across the region which focus on STEM, providing each educator with an opportunity to see first-hand, the application of what they are teaching in an actual work environment. Teachers are then able incorporate this knowledge into their daily lesson plans to give students the skills they need to pursue STEM-related careers. The South Jersey Chamber Foundation will utilize the PennEast Powering STEM grant to cover for transportation costs and supplies for educators attending the South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators in July 2018.

“We appreciate PennEast’s generous grant, which shows their strong commitment to investing in teachers and students across New Jersey,” said Debra P. DiLorenzo, President & CEO, South Jersey Chamber Foundation.  “The South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators is an important program that gives teachers valuable insight into the businesses that are fueling our state’s economy.  This generous grant will help us to continue to help teachers better prepare their students for a 21st century education and career.”

Through the PennEast Powering STEM Grant Program and Community Connector Grant Program, PennEast has provided more than $770,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations, first responders and STEM programs.

For additional information on the PennEast Powering STEM Grant Program and eligibility requirements, please visit http://penneastpipeline.com/powering-stem/. For additional information on the Community Connector Grant Program and eligibility requirements, visit http://penneastpipeline.com/community-investment/.  For additional information on the South Jersey Chamber Foundation and SJSI, visit http://www.chambersnj.com/.

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