H.B. Fuller Employees Direct Foundation Grants to Youth STEM and Leadership

Source: H.B. Fuller Company Foundation 06/11/2014

(June 11, 2014) - This May, employees working on behalf of the H.B. Fuller Company Foundation selected 10 charities in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn., U.S., metropolitan area, to receive $72,000 to drive program growth in youth education for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and youth leadership development. Since 1986, H.B. Fuller has been connecting with community leaders who believe all children deserve equal opportunities to explore their potential. In 2013, The H.B. Fuller Foundation gave $1.7 million to support STEM and youth causes around the globe, as well as various programs selected and championed by employees.

H.B. Fuller employees, who were once young scientists and engineers themselves, are now given the chance to change the trajectory for our future power thinkers. A diverse committee of six H.B. Fuller employees in St. Paul personally visited each Foundation grant recipient listed below asking questions and gaining insight into the work these organizations are doing to improve people’s lives. We are proud to support these programs as they help thousands of children grow into our next generation of leaders.

STEM Education:

  • The Bakken Museum, to provide hands-on learning in electricity and magnetism.
  • Como Friends, a community zoo, to offer free environmental and animal science programs to area schools and families.
  • St. Paul City School, for after-school and summer science programs for elementary school girls.
  • University of St. Thomas, to offer summer camps for middle school girls exploring careers in STEM.
  • Northern Star Council – Boy Scouts of America, to support an annual program for boys in grades 6 through 8 focused on STEM and delivered in tandem with the school’s science teacher.

Youth Leadership:

  • Minnesota African Women’s Association, which provides culturally appropriate after-school program for African girls to find educational and societal success.
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, for its Urban Garden Program, which teaches youth business skills and healthy living.
  • Project SUCCESS, for in-school programs giving children confidence through goal setting and other skills they need to achieve their dreams..
  • Students Today Leaders Forever, which runs pay-it-forward, service-learning trips and leadership camps for youth to build confidence and a community perspective.
  • Voyageur Outward Bound School, for outdoor experiential education for at-risk youth throughout the school year and summer.

Community action is happening at all levels of H.B. Fuller, and in every region of the world. Read the most recent H.B. Fuller Philanthropy Report (posted on Collaborate and hbfuller.com) to see how we’re doing. 

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