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Science Education Comes to Life with SC Johnson's NeanderLAB Support in Germany

Programs for a Brighter Future

In addition, we have long been committed to future generations and finding ways to help them reach their goals and foster a love of learning. Here are some ways we’ve helped: 

• SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway: Earlier this year, we announced a donation of $5.5 million to Gateway Technical College to create the SC Johnson STEM Scholar Pathway program. This program offers the opportunity to obtain a four-year degree in a STEM- related career field to those with limited means, women, and people of color, who have historically been under-represented in STEM industries.

• Partnering with Sesame Workshop: We teamed up with Sesame Workshop to help create new tools and resources for young children and caregivers worldwide to promote healthy and environmentally sustainable practices at home. Over the next two years, Sesame Workshop will create a robust collection of global educational resources centered around the pillars of health, sustainability, and early education building blocks.

• Battle of the Books: We’ve supported the Racine Public Library’s Battle of the Books program for 20 years to provide thousands of books to local fourth- and fifth-grade students and encourage a love of reading through friendly competition. 

 GEMS ConferenceFor six years, we’ve sponsored the Southeastern Wisconsin Girls Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS) Conference, to help reach middle school aged female students and engage them in hands-on experiences and learning sessions designed to encourage engagement and pursuit of courses and careers in science and technology, and ultimately inspire young girls to reach their potential. 

NeanderLAB focuses on courses for children grades 6 through 10, and hopes to continue to expand. While visiting, kids get a chance to be a “scientist for a day,” experience a laboratory atmosphere, and take part in courses that are designed to create an enduring interest in the natural sciences.