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Time Warner Donates To Education Foundation

by The Editors on January 31, 2010

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Pictured left to right: Carlsbad Educational Foundation: Tim Royalty, Tami Brennan, Amanda Clardy, Linda Moynan, Patty Johnson; Time Warner Cable: Tiffany Lynch; Calavera Hills Middle School: Catina Hancock

The megalithic Time Warner Cable made a local donation to the Carlsbad Education Foundation last week during the Bioscience Bonanza: A Family Science night at Calavera Hills Middle School in Carlsbadistan.

In support of Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative, the company’s Community Relations Manager Tiffany Lynch presented a $4,000 donation to Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF), a non-profit organization devoted to developing and launching educational and enrichment programs for more than 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District.

It’s nice to know that Time Warner does more for the community than simply operate a cable monopoly. Follow the jump for all the details.
TIME WARNER CABLE DONATES $4,000 TO CARLSBAD EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION DURING FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT AT CALAVERA HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Donation will support science labs at three Carlsbad Unified Middle Schools

January 28, 2010, San Diego, CA – On Thursday, January 21, 2010, Time Warner Cable sponsored Bioscience Bonanza, A Family Science Night at Calavera Hills Middle School in Carlsbad. More than 300 people, including more than 200 Calavera Hills Middle School students, attended Family Science Night, presented in partnership with the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

In support of Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative, the company’s Community Relations Manager Tiffany Lynch presented a $4,000 donation to Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF), a non-profit organization devoted to developing and launching educational and enrichment programs for more than 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District.

Patty Johnson, director of development for CEF, joined board members Tami Brennan, Amanda Clardy, Linda Moynan and Tim Royalty as well as Calavera Hills Middle School principal Catina Hancock to accept the donation. Time Warner Cable’s donation will support science labs in all three middle schools in the Carlsbad Unified School District, namely Calavera Hills, Aviara Oaks and Valley.

“There is clearly an immediate need for the young people of our nation to develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Lynch. “Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative will help connect youth to hands-on learning opportunities, like Family Science Night, which can instill a sense of wonder and discovery – and hopefully inspire a lifelong exploration of science and technology.”

During Family Science Night, students split into groups of 30-40 and circulated among 10 unique, hands-on science stations with a bioscience theme that explored cells, heredity, vision, organ systems, biochemistry, DNA, biotechnology and more.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Time Warner Cable in supporting science labs at Carlsbad’s middle schools as it reinforces one of our goals to enrich education through increased hands-on science,” said Valin Brown, CEO of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation. “The ability to maintain science labs throughout the district will ensure our students have access to the latest learning tools and state-of-the-art equipment, which will prove invaluable in fostering crucial science skills.”

According to the National Science Foundation and 2005 studies from Raytheon, in the areas of science and math, high school seniors in the United States are performing at rates well below the averages of 21 other countries around the world. This alarming trend suggests that the next generation of youth in the United States will not be prepared to take on the challenges of a job market that, over the next decade, will require some form of math and science skills.

As a result of these current trends, Time Warner Cable launched Connect a Million Minds science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiative, which is aimed at bridging the gap to educational resources and inspiring middle grade school students to develop an interest in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. Under Connect a Million Minds, Time Warner Cable will donate $100 million of cash and in-kind resources over the next five years to local schools and STEM education programs nationwide. Elements of this $100 million STEM education initiative will include a national advisory board of experts from several related fields and best-in-class national partners as well as programs that use Time Warner Cable’s video, data and voice platforms to engage students in grades K-12 in science and technology activities and employee participation.

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