STEM studies are on the agenda for students in one Southern Indiana county, following a collaboration between AT&T and local nonprofits.
As part of AT&T’s nationwide commitment to help bridge the digital divide and homework gap, the AT&T Foundation recently contributed $10,000 to the Lawrence County Economic Growth Council (LCEGC) to support the local Boys & Girls Club’s summer program.
The summer program, located in the new makerspace in Bedford, Indiana, gives students exposure to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field. Students will get a chance to work with engineering kits, 3D printers and laser engravers to spark interest in developing STEM skills.
The COVID-19 pandemic created learning barriers for students nationwide who were without reliable connectivity. Enabling the LCEGC to partner with the local Boys & Girls Club allows for underserved youth in Lawrence County to make up for the learning that was lost during the pandemic.