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Advancing STEM Education: Toyota Provides Up To $9.3 Million In Arizona Schools

Hands-On STEM Program, Community Resource Centers for Chandler, Tempe Students
March 5, 2024

CHANDLER, Ariz. (March 5, 2024) – Toyota USA Foundation announced grants of up to $9.3 million to prepare Chandler and Tempe students for future careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The collaboration is part of the Driving Possibilities initiative and is a five-year phased rollout of programing in select schools.

“Our goal is to increase awareness of future STEM careers while helping build sustainable programs in the communities where our Toyota team members live and work,” said Tellis Bethel, group vice president of social innovation, Toyota. “With nearly $2 million in the first year, and more to come in years ahead, we’re looking forward to the expansion of Driving Possibilities in the Phoenix area.”

Driving Possibilities focuses on PreK-12 education and builds on existing programs across the country. The long-term initiative’s aim is to close educational gaps for students through innovative, hands-on STEM programming while addressing the essential needs of students and families.

Read the full press release here.