Palm Beach Atlantic University has received a $5,000 grant from Staples Foundation, the charitable arm of Staples, Inc. Funding from Staples will support Science Days at PBA, a week-long science summer camp for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
The grant from Staples Foundation will provide scholarships for students to attend the 2013 camp. Organizers will work with local school principals to select deserving scholarship recipients. Science Days at PBA began in 2010 and features a different scientific focus each day such as chemistry, geology, ecology/environmental science, paleontology and marine biology.
“The camp’s hands-on activities allow children to view the world around them in a new way,” said Dr. Keysha Bryant, assistant professor of pharmacy practice and director of Science Days at PBA. “The generosity of Staples Foundation will allow students to attend Science Days who might not otherwise have the opportunity.”
“Staples Foundation remains committed to supporting organizations like Palm Beach Atlantic University as they work hard to provide a phenomenal summer program that truly makes an impact on the lives of young people throughout Palm Beach County,” said Emily McCann, manager of community relations for Staples, Inc.
Staples contributes to educational and youth-oriented community efforts, from literacy and mentoring to career skills development, through in-kind and monetary donations and grants from Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc. Through its community and giving efforts, Staples and Staples Foundation have helped more than 6,000 organizations in 2,000 communities across 27 countries. Community and Giving is also an integral component of Staples Soul, which recognizes the connection between long-term business success and the impact Staples has on associates, communities and the planet. For more information, visit www.staples.com/community.