Tesla donates $95,000 to support Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful youth education programs rolling along
KTMB Receives Grant from Tesla for Youth Education Programs.
The grant is part of Tesla’s $37.5 million investment into Nevada’s K-12 STEM/STEAM and sustainability education. Through this and other grants Tesla aims to increase Nevada students’ science and engineering proficiency, as well as emphasizing sustainability.
With the latest grant, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful will expand their Warriors Youth Education Program, which educates students with STEM-based programs. The program connects our local natural environment and resources while cultivating stewardship and sustainability through our Next Generation Science Standards course work. Tesla funding will also support adding “fine art” into the curriculum. To further encourage students to explore careers in sustainability, Tesla employees will be volunteering as well.
“Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful has been working on environmentally significant issues in our community for 30 years, engaging more than 5,000 volunteers last year alone, to perform cleanups around our community,” said Christi Cakiroglu, Executive Director of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful. “We know the key to creating a clean and sustainable community is through education and prevention. We are thrilled to have the support of Tesla to expand this program over the next several years.”
Tesla funding for Warrior’s Youth Education expansion will support additional AmeriCorps and staff positions to coordinate and execute the lessons and provide for enhanced learning for our local students. This expansion includes a curriculum to teach different age groups in order to reach more schools.