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May 16, 2014

Edwards Boeing employees send five military students to STEM camp

Tom Armfield (right) and Leslie Willhite (left), Boeing High Desert Employees Community Fund board members, present Jessica Carbajal,Tiger Woods Foundation, Development and Community Affairs director, a check to send five students of active duty military families to a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Summer Camp sponsored by the Tiger Woods Foundation.

The Boeing High Desert Employees Community Fund presented a check for $10,000 to the Tiger Woods Foundation May 6, which will help send military children to a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics summer camp in Anaheim, Calif., at the Tiger Woods Learning Center.

The grant money go to five students of active military families, children ages 11-13, to the week-long camp where they will participate in STEM classes that interest them.

“The Tiger Woods Foundation works to provide unique, educational opportunities for underserved youth and we have a strong history of giving back to military. We married that to create a one week-long STEM camp for children ages 11 to 13 of military members to come and experience our educational programs,” said Jessica Carbajal, Tiger Woods Foundation, Development and Community Affairs director.

According to Carbajal, students will have the opportunity to participate in several STEM-related classes. They may choose “video game design, resourceful robotics, kitchen chemistry, zoology and velocity racers, which is an engineering course, and of course, they can take golf if they would like to.”

On the Wednesday, the campers have Disneyland day. Students experience the park while participating in hands-on science lessons while they wait in lines and at “key points” throughout the park. The goal is for the campers to “understand what really allows the facility and park to run on science.”

Tom Armfield, Boeing High Desert Employees Community Fund board member, presented the check to Carbajal at the Boeing office on Edwards AFB.

“We accept grant applications from non-profit organizations in the non-profit area and we’re able to fund those grant requests through the generous donations of the men and women who work for Boeing in the High Desert and contribute to the community fund,” said Armfield.

He added that the community extends to Edwards AFB, China Lake [ Naval Air Station] and Fort Irwin, California.

“The program is a STEM program and those are very important subjects,” said Armfield. “The week-long camp that they have centers around those subjects and definitely exposes the kids to those areas and shows them what’s possible in terms of careers. It’s exciting and they have fun while they’re doing it.”

Carbajal added, “It’s important to give back to the men and women who do so much for us, so marrying that with our ability to provide STEM enrichment education is really important and the foundation is honored to do that work.”

The names of the winners who will attend the Tiger Woods Foundation STEM camp will be announced in the near future.




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