This year the Harriet Johnson Elementary School hosted Camp Invention®, a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) summer school program. The K-2 school was built in 1991 in the Tucson Unified School District, with over 350 students enrolled.
The school is located near the Pascua Yaqui (Native American) reservation and is primarily made up of Native Americans. The school lost its state funding and would have been unable to send a group of their students to attend Camp Invention in 2014.
However, thanks to the donations of our Tucson employees through the EdAhead Initiative, 24 students between the ages of 4 and 8 years old were able to participate in the program.
The specific lesson we observed was around the sense of taste. It included education, hands on problem solving and tasting experiments. Later they were going to make a bionic nose. We also saw some other prior week’s experiments in the form of alternative energy cars and bionic ears.
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.’s Malibu office donated $30,000 to sponsor an intern scholarship program for Santa Monica-Malibu School District. Several intern applicants were screened and seven were selected for the internship.
The duration of the internship was six weeks, intended to help the interns gain confidence and give them exposure of the corporate world.
We welcomed our first group of interns on July 7, 2014. They worked at the Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. headquarters, and we couldn’t have been more excited to have them!
On August 22, 2014 we hosted a special event to commemorate their productive past six weeks with us, and to award them with a scholarship for their exemplary performance and dedication to the program. Parents, members of the school board, and the press were present to celebrate their achievement. The interns were each awarded a scholarship check for $4,300 to go towards their college costs.