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We’re supporting STEM programs by partnering with After-School All-Stars in South Florida for a second year

We’re supporting STEM programs by partnering with After-School All-Stars in South Florida for a second year

by | Aug 24, 2017 | 0 comments

We’re partnering with After-School All-Stars (ASAS) South Florida to bring a robotics program to the organization’s lineup of free and innovative afterschool activities for undeserved students, just in time for the start of the school year.

ASAS South Florida is part of the leading national provider of year-round, school-based, comprehensive afterschool programs for low-income students. The organization’s mission is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. More than 75,000 students benefit from ASAS in its 19 locations in U.S. cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Miami.

The program allows students from Title I* middle schools to work on robotics curriculums and learn hands-on programing, design and engineering skills. It also encourages students to consider STEM-based careers in the future. This year, students will be participating in Miami-Dade County Schools Technology Day and other local robotics competitions with the hope of ultimately competing with their creations at the state level.

We’re committed to supporting education programs that spark student creativity, interest and involvement in STEM programs. Partnering with organizations such as ASAS South Florida that provide after school programs is part of that commitment and it’s another way we’re working with the communities we serve to make Florida an even better place to work and raise a family.

It all starts with a wheel! Miami-Dade county students are learning to build and program robots in an after school program sponsored by FPL.

*Title I schools have a high number of underserved students and receive federal funds to help ensure all children meet challenging state academic standards.

About The Author

Pam Rauch

Pamela Rauch serves as vice president of development and external affairs for FPL and oversees local government relations, community relations, economic development, and development of new power generation. An experienced attorney, Pam started her career at FPL as an associate general counsel. She is actively engaged with the community and serves on numerous boards and committees, including the Florida Chamber Foundation, Palm Beach Zoo, Leadership Florida and the Economic Council of Palm Beach County.

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