Community Offshore Wind Provides STEAM Field Trips to New Jersey Youth in Partnership with All Things Are Possible Foundation
- Community Offshore Wind increases youth access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education for over 60 students from overburdened communities in New Jersey.
- Partnership with New Jersey-based Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) will help students gain important skills for future careers in STEAM fields through 10 summer field trips.
June 6, 2023 – Willingboro, NJ
Community Offshore Wind, a joint venture between RWE and National Grid Ventures, will contribute $15,000 to a partnership with New Jersey-based All Things Are Possible (ATAP) Foundation. The contribution will fund over 60 students, ages 5-12 years old, from overburdened communities in Southern New Jersey to attend ATAP’s Summer Empowerment Experience, which provides academic enrichment and exposure to a variety of careers. The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM)-focused program will provide access to museums, environmental and marine education for hands-on learning opportunities.
In total, students will participate in 10 interactive field trips at local destinations including the Camden Aquarium with over 15,000 aquatic animals and the largest collection of sharks in the Northeast, the Fashion Design Center of South Jersey to study textiles and design their own eco-friendly fashions, and the Liberty Science Center to learn about planetariums, wild birds, the importance of waterways and wormholes.
“Introducing local students to STEAM careers early helps build the workforce of the future to support the state of New Jersey and the offshore wind industry,” said Pat Johnson, Vice President and Deputy Project Director, Community Offshore Wind. “Together with ATAP, we want to inspire students to look ahead and get excited about renewables and climate-related fields. Building a diverse, equitable workforce is just one of the many ways we are working to benefit New Jersey communities through our project.”
The ATAP Foundation serves 400 students per year from Willingboro, Trenton and Camden to empower youth and enhance the community through academics, athletics, awareness and arts.
"The generosity of Community Offshore Wind will impact nearly 60 students at All Things Are Possible Foundation as they explore STEAM throughout our 10-week Summer Empowerment Experience, ” said Dr. Tiffani A. Worthy, CEO and Chairwoman, All Things Are Possible Foundation. "Thank you, Community Offshore Wind, for partnering with us to help young people to discover the possibilities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics."
The Summer Empowerment Experience program runs from June 20 through August 25 to connect students to educational enrichment activities. For more information on field trips offered or funding, please visit https://www.atapfoundation.org/ or e-mail email@example.com.
Community Offshore Wind
Community Offshore Wind, a joint venture between RWE and National Grid, will bring clean energy from offshore wind to the Northeast. We will develop offshore wind on the largest parcel in the New York Bight with the potential to host 3 gigawatts (GW) of capacity, which is enough to power over one million US homes and businesses. The project is expected to be in operation by the end of 2030. Community Offshore Wind is dedicated to investing in communities by bringing clean energy jobs to the region and growing the local economy. We will deliver sustainable energy safely, reliably and efficiently to the communities we serve. For more information, please visit communityoffshorewind.com.
RWE is leading the way to a green energy world. With an extensive investment and growth strategy, the company will expand its powerful, green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts internationally by 2030. RWE is investing more than €50 billion gross for this purpose in this decade. The portfolio is based on offshore and onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, batteries, biomass and gas. RWE Supply & Trading provides tailored energy solutions for large customers. RWE has locations in the attractive markets of Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. The company is responsibly phasing out nuclear energy and coal. Government-mandated phaseout roadmaps have been defined for both of these energy sources. RWE employs around 19,000 people worldwide and has a clear target: to get to net zero by 2040. On its way there, the company has set itself ambitious targets for all activities that cause greenhouse gas emissions. The Science Based Targets initiative has confirmed that these emission reduction targets are in line with the Paris Agreement. Very much in the spirit of the company’s purpose: Our energy for a sustainable life.
About National Grid Ventures
National Grid Ventures (NGV) is the non-regulated division of National Grid plc, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. NGV operates outside of National Grid’s core regulated businesses in the US and UK where it develops, operates and invests in energy projects, technologies and partnerships to accelerate the development of a clean energy future.
NGV’s diverse portfolio of low carbon and renewable energy businesses across the UK, Europe and US includes subsea electricity interconnectors, wind and solar power, and battery storage. For more information, visit www.nationalgrid.com/ventures.
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