The Engineering For Kids Foundation, designed to provide S.T.E.M. education opportunities to at-risk youth, received a $4,000 grant from the UPS Foundation to support two Mentorship Programs.
The Engineering For Kids Foundation’s Mentorship Program is a way to offer S.T.E.M. education to children who may not typically be able to afford extracurricular activities. Elementary school students are paired with high school students and work side by side on traditional Engineering For Kids lessons. Students receive advice, support, and encouragement from their mentors during the 6 week program.
The UPS Foundation funds specific organizations focused on enhancing opportunities for higher education, economic empowerment, mentorship and inclusion for underserved or underrepresented segments of society. In 2015, The UPS Foundation donated $12.6 million to non-profit organizations that align with the four pillars of their diversity and inclusion giving strategy.