Project Lead The Way in Wisconsin is successful because of the cooperation and encouragement it receives from different kinds of organizations. All of them see the value of increasing STEM education and promoting scientific based careers.
Kern Family Foundation
The Waukesha, Wisconsin-based Kern Family Foundation is committed to its mission of preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century through values, education and innovation. In its five-year history of supporting K-12 STEM initiatives, the Foundation has invested $10 million in grant awards. These awards have primarily gone to more than 300 schools in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota as start-up support for their implementation of PLTW.
This Fortune 500 Company, headquartered in Milwaukee, funds several PLTW schools in Milwaukee and Cleveland, provides mentors for PLTW classrooms and hosts special events for area PLTW schools. Rockwell Automation is committed to increasing minority student participation in engineering.
WE Energies provides electric service to customers in portions of Wisconsin and Michiganâ€™s Upper Peninsula. They also serve natural gas customers in Wisconsin and steam customers in downtown Milwaukee.
In addition to statewide support, PLTW is fortunate to have the assistance of numerous individuals, groups and businesses at the regional level who step up to help their local schools. They contribute financially, in-kind hours, expertise, volunteers and materials. PLTW is grateful they recognize the value of STEM education and for their contributions.