Success STEMS from community partnerships
July 31, 2015
At EnSite we talk a lot about improving the communities where we live, work, learn and play. We want to make the most out of our quality of life and leave things in better shape than when we got here to provide a sustainable, vibrant and connected place for the next generation. We also want to make sure that next generation has the tools and resources in place to continue the work of building a better Southwest Florida. Preparing young people for the challenges that lie ahead is a basic tenet of sustainability.
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and the Imaginarium Science Center are two community organizations that are constantly engaged in securing successful futures for kids. In a new partnership to provide scholarships to students focused on a career in STEM-related (science, technology, engineering or math) careers, the Imaginarium has donated $10,000 to the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Scholarship funds are raised each year at the Imaginarium Science Center’s signature fundraiser, the Imagine Gala.
EnSite’s own Jonathan Romine serves on the board of directors of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, and is President of the Imaginarium’s board. He was honored to join Imaginarium Executive Director Matt Johnson (far right in photo) to present the big check to Marshall T. Bower, Esq., President & CEO of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools (center). Bower said, “Working with awesome partners such as The Imaginarium, we will help to ensure that our future workforce is well-prepared for STEM-based careers.”
Time will tell whether any of the scholarship recipients might someday put their personal stamp on EnSite’s projects, but we know they’ll be well equipped to make good decisions that affect the communities where they live, work, learn and play.