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Aspire Foundation Presents Clarksville-Montgomery County School System STEM Academy with Check

Posted By News Staff On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 @ 10:00 pm In News | No Comments

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – At the November 8th Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) Board meeting, Aspire Foundation Chairman, Terry Strange and Economic Development Council President and CEO, James Chavez presented the local school system with a $10,000 check to support the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. The grant was provided through the privately funded Aspire Foundation.

“The Aspire Foundation has advocated for the adoption of the STEM curriculum throughout the school system,” said Strange. “Our goal is to promote STEM and the specialized opportunities that it presents for gifted and advanced students.”

“The Aspire Foundation investment reinforces our commitment to STEM and hope that it will inspire others to contribute as well,” stated Chavez.

The STEM program is an intensive, four-year program of study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program provides opportunities for students to be on the cutting edge of education and competitive in math and science based careers. The Aspire resources will be used to purchase equipment related to engineering and science for the STEM Academy at Kenwood High School, which is open to students throughout the county.  

About the Aspire Foundation

Founded in 1996, the Aspire Foundation is an economic development and community marketing initiative for Clarksville-Montgomery County backed by over 60 investors. Funding allocated by the Aspire Foundation helps to provide the means to actively pursue recruitment opportunities and market the viable economic infrastructure that Clarksville-Montgomery County has to offer as well as promote local education initiatives such as STEM.

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