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Palm Beach County Education Foundation Receives EmPOWER STEM Educator Grant from Florida Power & Light Company - Boca Raton's Most Trusted News Source

Education foundation leaders from 11 counties across Florida were awarded grants from FPL

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Education Foundation Leaders in 11 Florida Counties Receive Grants from FPL

This program supports STEM-focused peer-to-peer professional development for teachers.

Palm Beach County, Florida – The Florida Power & Light Company recently awarded over $11,400 to the Palm Beach County Educational Foundation as part of the statewide EmPOWERing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Educator Program. The goal of this program is to enhance teachers’ knowledge of effective math and science teaching practices in line with the Florida Standard through peer-to-peer learning of best practices within the district.

The funds will support the Palm Beach County Education Foundation’s “EmPOWERing STEM Educators in PBC” project. This project aims to address the specific needs of science education support, especially in urban areas, and to provide teachers with the tools to conduct hands-on. Learning during the scientific period. Classroom visits and observations are followed by debriefing and professional planning sessions, as well as additional coaching and support. Schools benefiting from this grant include Frontier Elementary, Jupiter Farms Elementary, Elbridge Gale Elementary, Forest Hill Elementary, Morikami Park Elementary and Addison Mizner Elementary.

Mary Chance, president and CEO of the Florida Education Foundation Consortium, said: “Through this program, we are grateful to provide teachers with valuable learning opportunities that will benefit both their professional development and the education of their students at her six schools in Palm Beach County.”

FPL has partnered with the Florida Education Foundation’s Consortium (Consortium) to offer EmPOWERING STEM educator programs to school districts statewide. Since 2010, the consortium has managed her hands-on, workplace-based STEM classroom learning experience to increase student awareness and interest in STEM careers. The consortium and his FPL have jointly developed this program specifically for math and science teachers.

FPL’s Education and Outreach Center Manager Sarah Marmion said: “By helping educate local students and educators, we can better prepare tomorrow’s leaders and innovators, while making Florida a better place to live, work, and raise families. I can do it.”

Including the Palm Beach County Educational Foundation, FPL has awarded a total of $131,000 to 11 local educational foundations across the state.

As part of our continued commitment to STEM education, FPL and the NextEra Energy Foundation will award up to five Florida schools this year with classroom transformation grants of $50,000 each to improve technology, equipment and resources to improve Empowering the next generation of leaders and thinkers. and an innovator. Applications are being accepted until October 15, 2022. For more information, visit FPL.com/Education.

About Florida Power & Light Company:

Florida Power & Light Company is the largest U.S. utility, serving more customers and selling more electricity than any other utility, with more than 5.8 million accounts, or 12 million. providing clean, affordable and reliable power to millions of people. FPL operates one of the cleanest power generation facilities in the United States and was awarded ReliabilityOne for 2021.® 6th National Reliability Award in the last 7 years. According to J.D. Power’s 2021 Utilities Residential Customer Satisfaction Survey, the company ranked top among the major U.S. Southern U.S. electric utilities.SM 2021 Electricity Supplier Customer Satisfaction SurveySMThe company was also recognized by Escalent as one of the most reliable U.S. utilities in 2020 for the seventh year in a row. FPL is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), based in Juno Beach, Florida. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a clean energy company recognized for its commitment to sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity. NextEra Energy is ranked #1 in the electric and gas utilities industry on Fortune’s 2022 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and recognized on Fortune’s 2021 list of “Change the World” companies was given. NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, together with its affiliates, is the world’s largest producer of renewable wind and solar energy and a global leader in battery storage. For more information about the NextEra Energy companies, please visit: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.

About the Florida Education Foundation Consortium:

The Consortium is a membership organization of Community Education Foundations across Florida school districts. Founded in 1987, the consortium brings together individuals, organizations and financial resources to increase the capacity and effectiveness of Florida’s local educational infrastructure. Consortium members raise more than $83 million annually for a variety of community-led initiatives and are led by 1,200 board members. 80% of them are local business and community leaders who work in partnership with school district leaders. The consortium manages the nation’s only one-to-one legislative response to educational foundation initiatives and a variety of privately funded grant programs. To learn more about the consortium and connect with member local education foundations, visit https://educationfoundationsfl.org.

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