August 17, 2021 – SECO Energy’s back-to-school program allocated Lake County public schools with $3,500 for the county’s Education Foundation to support the Lake County Schools robotics program. As a not-for-profit local electric cooperative, SECO believes in supporting the communities it serves.
Established in 1987, the Education Foundation of Lake County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and designated direct support organization for Lake County Schools. The Foundation’s mission is to serve as the connection between the community and public education, evaluating needs and securing resources to enhance the quality of education. The Education Foundation of Lake County operates for the benefit of students and teachers in Lake County Public Schools.
SECO Energy provided $3,500 in funding to be used toward the Lake County Schools Robotics Scrimmage, scheduled for Saturday, October 2, at Tavares Middle School. “The Lake County Schools robotics program engages students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and problem solvers,” said Carman Cullen-Batt, Executive Director of the Education Foundation of Lake County. “Thanks to SECO Energy’s generosity, the robotics students will learn in-demand knowledge and skills that they can use in high school and the rest of their life.”
SECO Energy Sr. Consultant for Civic, Charitable and Government Relations Kathy Judkins states, “SECO is proud to partner with local school districts to fund projects related to STEM. We know our future workforce may likely be among the robotics program students, and we want to ensure they know that SECO is community focused and that potential employment opportunities await them after high school, technical school or college.”
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