Thanks to Dominion Resources and the Dominion Foundation, six Pennsylvania schools will receive grants ranging from $3,000 to $35,000 for a grand total of $85,000 in Grants to Pennsylvania Schools. “We encourage projects that invoke critical thinking and relevant learning,” said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion. “Pennsylvania students must be prepared to meet the challenges ahead, particularly in the fields of science and energy.”
Propel Schools was one of the six school Dominion Resources recently chose for a Dominion K-12 Educational Partnership grant. Propel’s $7000 award will be used to purchase classroom and home energy kits for Propel Braddock Hills schools, to help high school students teach energy efficiency concepts and strategies to younger students and their families.
This generous grant is another example of the extraordinary science programming within Propel schools. Previously, Propel has been acknowledged for its “green” initiatives via two Governor’s awards: one in 2012 for a Sunflower Garden at Propel Braddock Hills, and one in 2013 for a beekeeping program at Propel Andrew Street.
The Pennsylvania grants are part of nearly $1.4 million given to schools in states where Dominion does business, including Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Propel is honored to be a recipient of this award, and to continue to provide students with extraordinary, hand-on learning opportunities as part of their curriculum.