The Medtronic Foundation announced today that it will invest in STEM education for more than 60,000 underserved and underrepresented students.
Over a two year span, the Medtronic Foundation plans to invest nearly $4 million to collectively serve those students across Minnesota, Northern California and Puerto Rico through 13 new partnerships with leading organizations serving those K-12 students.
Key locations were prioritized based on evidence of racial and economic disparities where Medtronic employees have a strong footprint and the capability to drive social change through opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Medtronic employee volunteers will also partner with each organization to deploy employee talent in the form of mentorship to students along with other skilled volunteerism.
“Long-lasting, community-driven changes start locally. Our partners have trust of communities, and the expertise to lead transformative change in STEM education,” Medtronic Foundation Director of Programs & Partnerships Jess Daly said in a news release. “Together with our partners and Medtronic employee volunteers, we’re narrowing in on places we are uniquely equipped to help create a world where there are no barriers to health, wellbeing and prosperity.”