For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. - Representatives of
the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Atlantic City and Gloucester County, and Wow! Science Camp attended a STEM Club Training Summit on Sept. 2 to learn important skills
that bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to
life year- round. The summit was hosted in partnership between Atlantic
City Electric, Discovery Education and Boys & Girls Clubs, and held at Discovery
Communications' headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.
The Atlantic City Electric
STEM Club uses standards-aligned curriculum and engaging project-based learning
to prepare fifth-through eighth-grade students for career opportunities in
STEM. Led by Discovery Education experts, the training summit provided after-school
facilitators from participating Boys & Girls Clubs and Wow! Science Camp with
tools and resources to excite and inspire students about the world of STEM.
"This is the second year
of the Atlantic City Electric partnership with Discovery Education and the Boys
& Girls Clubs that brings a life changing program to middle school students
in southern New Jersey," said Debbi Jarvis, vice president, corporate
citizenship and social responsibility, Pepco Holdings Inc. "We're helping to
prepare young people who could be future employees at Atlantic City Electric."
"We are excited
to again partner with Discovery Education to provide STEM education to Boys
& Girls Club and Wow! Science Camp, which will then provide this vital
information to the young people each serves," said Vince Maione, Atlantic City
Electric region president. "We want to engage kids in learning these important
skills in a fun environment to help ensure a brighter future."
training will increase the ability of the afterschool facilitators to use the
provided curriculum and engage young students who may not otherwise be exposed
to the dynamic and exciting world of STEM. Well-trained facilitators are better
equipped to encourage and guide students who pursue technology-based careers. Through
the STEM curriculum, urban youth experience how science, technology,
engineering and math play significant roles in their lives.
"Discovery Education is
extremely proud to continue our partnership with Atlantic City Electric, the
Boys & Girls Clubs and Wow! Science Camp to provide students with an engaging
afterschool experience that builds critical STEM skills to help prepare them
for college, careers and global citizenship," said Lori McFarling, senior vice
president, Discovery Education. "The Atlantic City Electric STEM Club aims to
help students launch and sustain successful careers in a workforce increasingly
driven by technology, consequently contributing to the well-being of their
For more information,
please visit http://www.atlanticcityelectricstemclub.com and
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