Generosity will benefit kids

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Things got a little teary eyed around the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska on Nov. 21.

As some may know, we serve a dual function here at the center; our main mission is to inspire today's youth in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) by providing hands-on experiences, such as simulated space missions, rocketry, robotics and other workshops. We also have a state-of-the-art facility that is available for rent.

Often times a group that has rented our facility is curious about what we really do here. The group on Nov. 21 was no exception, yet they will stand out in our hearts and minds for quite some time.

A gentleman from Halliburton was so impressed with our mission that he took it upon himself to inspire his fellow participants to donate to the kids.

Thanks to the immense generosity of the IFO Chevron attendees, the center will be able to give workshop scholarships for 120 students that otherwise may not have had the opportunity to participate in our programs.

This show of integrity and generosity is one of the reasons we are able to continue to reach out and show kids how important and rewarding these fields can be.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for showing us yet another example of just how wonderful our community is, you deserve a big round of applause!

Larry E. Porter

Marnie Olcott

Daughn Carpenter

Dan Spencer

Summer Lazenby

Kathy East

Spring E. Larrow

Jeff Moran

Pat Owen

Challenger Center staff

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