Thanks to a donation from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Coalition For Kids is promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education (STEM) even during the summertime. Recently, TVA awarded a $2,000 grant to Coalition For Kids to help support STEM education. The funds were used to purchase 19 “walking classroom” sets that allow students to walk around while listening to headsets (similar to self-guided tours at museums.)

“We really appreciate TVA and their support of STEM education,” said Coalition For Kids Executive Director Randy Hensley. “TVA’s donation actually helps us prevent summer learning loss. The STEM headsets allow our summer campers to keep on learning while staying active in the summer.”

“It’s better than sitting in a classroom,” said Shyanne Adams, a fourth grader at Mountain View Elementary School. Shyanne, and her friends, Brevynn Miller and Cipriano Garcia, learn facts about American History while walking around the gym at a brisk pace. Students also use the headsets outdoors where they have the opportunity to learn about a variety of subjects while enjoying some outside time and exercise.

 

For more information on Coalition For Kids or our Walking Classrooms, contact Coalition For Kids at 434-2031.