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The JetBlue Foundation Celebrated National STEM Day by Awarding Grants to Power STEM Initiatives in Puerto Rico
On November 8th, the JetBlue Foundation awarded $135,000 in grants to STEM education programs in Puerto Rico to aid long-term post-hurricane recovery in celebration of National STEM Day. The JetBlue Foundation, in its continued commitment to Puerto Rico, awarded grants to organizations that are investing in the island’s future and placing aviation and STEM top-of-mind as career choices for students. JetBlue started service 16 years ago, and is the largest carrier on the island with San Juan being one of JetBlue’s six Focus Cities.
The grant recipients included Ciencia Puerto Rico, EcoExploratorio, Inter American University of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Aviation Maintenance Institute.
The JetBlue Foundation’s new president, Ursula Hurley, was on hand to distribute these grants at a special ceremony where she met with the organizations that provide access to students and communities traditionally under-represented in STEM fields.
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A Sampling of our 2018 Grants and Partnerships
OBAP - ACE Camps
This summer, the JetBlue Foundation partnered with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) to host seven Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy summer camps for future aviators. Students were taken on the ride of their lives.
Orlando Science Center – Flying Together
As a recipient for a 2018 Foundation Grant, the Orlando Science Center worked with the JetBlue Foundation to fund a new camp to ignite innovation in the minds of young girls.
Project Scientist – STEM Expedition
The JetBlue Foundation continued its partnership with Project Scientist to introduce science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and aviation careers to girls from traditionally under-represented communities.
The JetBlue Foundation is focused on supporting STEM and aviation-related education. To learn about the JetBlue Foundation’s initiatives, please visit jetbluefoundation.org.
The JetBlue Foundation provides grants to qualified non-profit organizations and educational organizations in the communities where JetBlue flies.
For more information or to submit a proposal, click here!
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