Santa Ana, California (PRWEB) February 22, 2013
THINK Together students at five middle schools in the Rialto Unified School District will experience and even higher quality of academic support thanks to backing from Edison International.
Students will continue to receive academic support that includes homework help, academic interventions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and English Language Arts, physical fitness, nutrition education, and supplemental enrichment activities for three hours per day for 180 days.
“Edison International is a proud partner of THINK Together,” said Tammy Tumbling, director of Philanthropy and Community Investment for Southern California Edison. “Jointly, Edison International and THINK Together are laying the groundwork for student empowerment and innovation. Our mutual support will enable students at these five Rialto middle schools to receive much-needed academic assistance through an afterschool program. Since 2009, Edison International has given more than $34 million to education programs that help students excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”
To support and strengthen these efforts, THINK Together staff will receive bimonthly training and follow up field coaching. Additional materials and supplies will be provided to support the investigation and inquiry-based curricula.
Students will continue their progress in the Academy of Robotics program, which provides a complete installation of a mobile robotics laboratory specifically designed to teach students scientific and mathematical concepts through robotics and applied technology.
The Academy of Robotics program was first implemented in 2009 as a result of generous support from Edison International.
Also with support from Edison, the academic program incorporated the Totally Amazing Careers in Science curriculum by Sally Ride Science to inspire interest in STEM careers among the students.
About THINK Together
THINK Together is one of the leading and largest nonprofit providers of academic support programs (early literacy, after-school, small group tutoring, summer learning, etc.) in the U.S., serving more than 100,000 students across 420 locations in 35 school districts and more than 30 cities across a five-county footprint of Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego) plus greater Sacramento. Partnering with school administrators and teachers, its academically oriented programs and dedicated team of 2,500 employees are helping students close the achievement gap. THINK is an acronym: Teaching, Helping, Inspiring and Nurturing Kids. For more information, call (888) 485-THINK or visit http://www.THINKtogether.org or http://www.facebook.com/THINKtogether.
About Edison International
Edison International, through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in infrastructure and energy assets, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, California, Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison - one of the nation's largest electric utilities.
Edison International's vision, Leading the Way in Electricitysm, fits its proud history and its aspirations. Together with our strong strategic plan and solid growth potential, this vision is the foundation on which we achieve superior performance for our customers and shareholders. Edison International’s support of charitable causes is entirely funded by shareholders. Southern California Edison customers do not pay for donations in their utility bills. For more information, call (800) 655-4555 or visit http://www.edison.com.