BETTER TOMORROWS RECEIVES FUNDING TO CHAMPION STEM EDUCATION
Covanta Camden Community Benefits Fund grants $6,000 to launch an innovative drone technology program at an affordable housing community in Camden, NJ
Camden, NJ – Better Tomorrows, a distinguished non-profit organization based in Camden, New Jersey, dedicated to providing comprehensive case management and essential social services to residents of affordable housing communities, is thrilled to announce the receipt of a generous $6,000 grant from the Covanta Camden Community Benefits Fund, administered by the Community Foundation of South Jersey.
This significant grant will enable Better Tomorrows to introduce an innovative and enriching educational program focused on drone technology to fifteen children in grades 5 through 12 residing in affordable housing in the Morgan Village community. This initiative represents a vital step toward engaging youth in STEM-focused educational programming and providing them with an opportunity to interact with innovative technology,
The 12-week program is scheduled to commence in the fall and will run through the end of 2023. During this time, participants will have the unique opportunity to explore the fascinating world of drone technology, enhancing their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills while gaining hands-on experience in the field. The program aims to inspire a passion for science and technology; provide hands-on training and practical experience in drone operation and programming, equip participants with valuable technical skills for the future; and introduce students to career opportunities in the burgeoning field of drone technology.
“We are excited to embark on this journey of exploration and learning with our young participants,” says Pat Schwartz, President and CEO at Better Tomorrows. “Through the Drone Technology Program, we aim to inspire curiosity, ignite creativity, and open doors to a world of opportunities for these remarkable children. We are deeply grateful to the Covanta Camden Community Benefits Fund and the Community Foundation of South Jersey for their generous support, which enables us to make a meaningful impact in our community. This collaboration exemplifies the power of community partnerships in fostering positive change and enriching the lives of our youth.”
About Better Tomorrows: Better Tomorrows is a non-profit organization based in Camden, New Jersey, dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families residing in affordable housing communities. By providing essential case management and social services, Better Tomorrows empowers residents to build brighter futures, fostering self-sufficiency and community resilience. bettertomorrows.org
About Covanta Camden Community Benefits Fund: The Covanta Camden Community Benefits Fund is a philanthropic initiative established to support the Camden, New Jersey community by investing in programs and projects that enhance the quality of life, promote sustainability, and drive positive change.
About the Community Foundation of South Jersey: The Community Foundation of South Jersey is a leading philanthropic organization committed to strengthening and empowering communities in southern New Jersey. Through strategic grantmaking and community engagement, the Foundation works to address critical issues and create lasting impact.
About Drone Tech Navigators Academy: Drone Tech Navigators Academy is an exciting drone STEM education program that encourages students to recognize and embrace their ability to have careers in drone technology through participation in exploration activities using drones and coding. The program is designed to produce safe and responsible drone pilots.