ADM donates money to STEM
Archer Daniels Midland Company awarded a $25,000 grant to Columbus Public Schools to go toward the purchasing of equipment for the new High School STEM Academy Program. CPS Superintendent Dr. Troy Loeffelholz is excited to see what he hopes is the beginning of strong partnership with ADM and STEM Education at Columbus Public Schools.
Columbus Public Schools has an enrollment of approximately 3,700 students Pre-School through 12th grade. Since given permission from the community to build a new comprehensive High School, the district has been working with the local business community to develop a K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Program and Academy to better prepare students for future careers in Columbus. This generous grant award will assist CPS in meeting its goals of providing quality career education programming needed to prepare students for careers and college.
The donation was given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.