In 2022, Sempra Infrastructure launched an education initiative with Hackberry High School to support teachers in enhancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities in their classrooms.
This year, the company expanded the program to include DeQuincy Middle School and a second round of grants to Hackberry teachers for $36,000 in 2023 grant awards.
“Teachers are our most important partners in developing students as our future workforce and community leaders,” said Kelly Prasser, Sempra Infrastructure’s director of external affairs. “Our Innovative Educators Initiative was designed to energize these teachers, giving them additional resources to enhance learning in science, technology and innovation, math, and engineering. We want to applaud them for being committed to developing our next generation of innovators, leaders, and game-changers!”
According to Hackberry’s assistant principal Paulette Campbell, the grants help teachers provide hands-on STEM opportunities that teach the subject standards and encourage students to become more interested in an area desperately needed.
At an awards presentation last week for DeQuincy Middle School, teachers were elated to receive grants to help them meet the needs of their students during the 2023-24 school year.
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