Fortune 500 Energy Company Sempra Energy Supports THINK Together and Santa Ana Unified School District Students

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The $10,000 donation will support college preparation and STEM afterschool programs

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It’s because of the support we receive from partners like Sempra Energy and Santa Ana Unified School District that we are able to provide our students with these exciting education opportunities.

Sempra Energy is supporting THINK Together programs at seven Santa Ana middle schools by donating $10,000, giving students access to a college preparation program along with an enhanced Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum.

“It’s because of the support we receive from partners like Sempra Energy and Santa Ana Unified School District that we are able to provide our students with these exciting education opportunities,” THINK Together Founder and CEO Randy Barth. “Together, we are changing the destinies of entire families.”

The college preparation program encourages students to prepare academically for college admission eligibility by having college outreach staff and career counselors available for students. THINK Together staff provides students with information about A-G course requirements, college applications, and financial aid. The support staff guides students in attaining the skills needed to be successful students and college applicants.

The program also offers college campus field trips. Field trips to local colleges and universities are a great way to reinforce the importance of higher education especially for the underserved students in the THINK Together program who have not had this opportunity.

The college preparation program is paired with a robotics labs and career exploration in the science field. The mobile robotics laboratory teaches Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts by engaging students in building walking machines, conducting programming experiments, and designing in a Computer Aided Design (CAD) program.

THINK Together staff will also engage students in the Totally Amazing Careers in Science curriculum by Sally Ride Science to further inspire students' interest in STEM careers. THINK Together’s emphasis on STEM learning contributes to its goals of preparing students with the 21st Century skills they need to succeed and achieve their full potential.

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 from San Diego to 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 & Nurturing Kids. For more information, call 888-485-THINK or visit http://www.THINKtogether.org or http://www.facebook.com/THINKtogether.

About Sempra Energy

Sempra Energy is a Fortune 500 energy services company, based in San Diego, Calif., that combines deep industry expertise with rigorous risk management to deliver superior shareholder returns. With nearly 17,000 employees, the Sempra Energy companies develop energy infrastructure, operate utilities, and provide related products and services to more than 31 million consumers worldwide. For more information, call 619-696-2000 or visit http://www.sempra.com/.

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