Now through National STEM Day (11/8/2019), the Staples® STEM Match is matching your gift to the STEM Fund dollar for dollar, up to $15,000. Help us raise enough to fund 1,000 STEM students across the nation!
Did you know?
- In 1960, 1.1 million Americans worked in Science and Engineering fields, while today it’s approaching six million.1
- The amount of people employed in careers related to STEM is expected to increase to more than nine million between 2012 and 2022.2
- 80% of the fastest-growing occupations are dependent on knowledge of mathematics and science.3
- U.S. students placed 38th in math and 24th in science out of 71 countries.4
- Only 36% of high-school students are ready for college-level science.5
The U.S. is falling behind in STEM. Luckily, there are incredible educators challenging their students to learn the skills they need to be our nations’ future leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math. However, they need our help.
Adequate funding for STEM programs is a challenge for schools. Shrinking school budgets make big-ticket technology and creative supplies simply unobtainable. Today, two-thirds of all classroom materials are purchased by teachers out of pocket. STEM classrooms need your help now more than ever.
Here are some examples of classrooms who have benefitted from funding like the Staples STEM Match on AdoptAClassroom.org:
Amanda’s kindergartners are learning to use technology for the first time
David’s middle school engineering classroom is learning to code and work with robots.
Marilyn’s high school design students are creating 3D printing projects to help their school and community.
We started the AdoptAClassroom.org STEM Fund to ensure every student has what they deserve to be prepared for tomorrow. When you give to the Staples STEM Match, Staples ensures your gift will make an even bigger difference. Together, we can make sure every student has a fair shot at the education they deserve.
Give today and your donation will go twice as far.
You can also challenge your friends and family to join you when you select “Start a Fundraiser.” Check out these tips from an AdoptAClassroom.org donor about how he made his impact even bigger with help from his community.
1 “U.S. S&E Workforce: Definition, Size, and Growth,” National Science Foundation
2 “STEM 101: Intro to tomorrow’s jobs,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
3 “STEM and US Job Market,” University of California, Davis
4 “U.S. students’ academic achievement still lags that of their peers in many other countries,” Pew Research Center
5 “State of the Union 2014 – The State of STEM Education,” National Math and Science Initiative