Time Warner Cable - Connect a Million Minds awards IOU Sports
We are honored to announce that Time Warner Cable - Connect a Million Minds has awarded IOU Sports with a grant for our GIRLS STEM in Sports Academy Program.
The IOU Sports GIRLS STEM in Sports Academy is about much more than just fractions and chemical compounds. It offers girls a chance to learn and meet people who are turning their curiosity and passion for discovery into successful careers.
The IOU Sports GIRLS STEM in Sports Academy will consist of:
- A 5 week camp that introduces girls to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math);
- Physical Fitness activities to keep their minds and body stimulated; and
- Experience first-hand STEM at athletic facilities, stadiums, or businesses.
By using this three-prong approach, we bring together girls, college/universities, local female leaders and sports to make these young girls interests in the technical fields more accessible. Together, we prepare girls for high academic performance, stimulate their lifelong love of math and science and create new pathways for them to pursue academic and professional careers in the STEM fields.
Check back on our site for more info on the GIRLS STEM in Sports Academy
ABOUT Connect a Million Minds
America’s ability to use technology and innovation to solve problems has been the foundation for our nation’s quality of life, security and prosperity, yet as recent studies have shown, the decline in young people’s interest, especially among underrepresented youth, in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers threatens that foundation.
In 2009 Time Warner Cable (TWC) launched a new philanthropic initiative, Connect a Million Minds (CAMM), that challenged parents, mentors and others to connect over one million students to after-school STEM activities to address this “inspiration gap”. To date, TWC has provided cash and in-kind investments far in excess of its original $100 million commitment to inspire student interest in STEM. In May 2014, together with its partners, TWC exceeded its goal of connecting one million students to STEM opportunities and today, continues connecting students to high quality STEM learning opportunities.