Duke Energy and DonorsChoose.org recently partnered to assist teachers in creating projects that will improve childhood literacy and interest in technology and science in South Carolina.
In the partnership, the Duke Energy Foundation donated a $200,000 matching gift. This will help teachers make their classroom ideas into practical and applicable projects for their students.
"Our children are the future leaders of our communities, and it is imperative that we contribute to their success," Clark Gillespy, Duke Energy's South Carolina state president, said. "By working with DonorsChoose.org, we can quickly get resources directly into the hands of the dedicated teachers who daily impact the lives of students across the state."
To participate in the project, teachers can send a project through www.DonarsChoose.org/teachers. Projects that qualify will be posted on the website; these will be automatically eligible for matching funds from Duke Energy.
"We're deeply grateful for Duke Energy's support of South Carolina STEM and literacy projects," Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org, said. "So many local teachers will now have tools they need to teach and inspire our next generation of leaders."
Communities and parents are encouraged to also make contributions to these projects for their children in local schools. They can go to www.DonarsChoose.org to find projects through searching for project category or school names.