H-E-B and Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV will be partnering in support of addressing America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). H-E-B has provided $30,000 grant to help Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV engage and inspire youth in Edinburg and surrounding communities to become interested in STEM subjects.

"We are proud to partner with H-E-B on this exciting STEM Innovation Project for our members," saidSabrina Walker Hernandez, Chief Executive Officer. "We are committed to preparing globally competitive graduates for successful 21(st) century careers, and the STEM Innovation Project will enable Club kids to unearth STEM concepts through fun, hands-on activities and explore the jobs of tomorrow."

“We are proud and committed to connecting young people to the wonders of science and technology,” said Linda Tovar, Senior Manager, Public Affairs for H-E-B.  “This is yet another way in which H-E-B is showing kids that technology and engineering can be fun by introducing them to exciting, informal learning opportunities outside the classroom.”

The $30,000 in support from H-E-B will enable Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV to host a series of STEM activities to include the STEMtastic Spring Break Camp.  Available for all Clubs members this Spring Break, the STEMtastic Camp will engage Club youth ages 10 to 18 in a different strand of STEM--from robotics to electrodynamic propulsion--each day.  Aligning to the Common Core State Standards Initiative, the project-based STEM activities will provide opportunities for critical thinking and peer exchange. The week’s event will culminate with a   H-E-B’s Day STEMtastic Fun Fair and the Science of Holi Festival onFriday, March 17. Holi is one of the major festivals of India which marks the coming of Spring by covering everyone in colored powder while they share in music and dance.