Marshall County students to receive STEM kits while learning at home

MARSHALL COUNTY, Tenn. — Students in Marshall County are receiving STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) kits to keep them engaged while they are learning at home.

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Niagara Cares teamed up to provide a second round of 623 STEM kits to students at Byhalia Elementary School and Galena Elementary School.

In April, students at H.W. Byers Elementary School and Mary Reid Elementary School received 481 kits, according to a release from a release from the organizations.

The at-home STEM kits will be given to students in grades K-5 on October 15 and 16.

From the release:

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation has worked with educators and corporate partners to open 65 fully operational STEM Centers in elementary schools across twelve states to provide access to STEM for at-risk youth who would otherwise never learn about STEM. Thanks to the generosity of Niagara Cares, these efforts have continued into the new school year in Marshall County.

Hall-of-Fame baseball player and co-founder of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, Cal Ripken, Jr. said, “Helping students with their educational needs at this critical time is so important and thanks to great partners like Niagara Cares, we are able to provide STEM kits to hundreds of students. STEM is the most recent initiative of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the response and need have been overwhelming. As we continue to work with underserved kids across the country, we are confident that STEM, along with our Youth Development Parks and unique programs, will be a significant part of our efforts.”

For more information, visit www.RipkenFoundation.org.