Orange County Community Foundation provides grant funds to Mt. Adams Institute in support of STEM education.
Mt. Adams Institute (www.mtadamsinstitute.com) announces a new source of funding for Cascade Mountain School (www.cascademountainschool.org) programs. The recently received funds from the Orange County Community Foundation will provide scholarship opportunities for local youth to participate in innovative summer programming combining science and outdoor adventure.
Cascade Mountain School is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) focused educational program for middle and high school students grounded in ecological and community values. Cascade Mountain School offers students the opportunity to apply scientific and mathematical concepts to real-world issues in an academically rigorous learning environment that is kinesthetic, healthy, and holistic. Cascade Mountain School students develop skills for a changing world in which they must be able to act nimbly, think creatively, and synthesize information.
The recently received scholarship funds will allow at least a third of Cascade Mountain School participants to receive full or partial scholarships, making the programs and science courses accessible to a wide variety of students. Last year, Cascade Mountain School programs attracted students from throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the Gorge. With the scholarship funding provided by the Orange County Community Foundation, Cascade Mountain School will be able to offer additional opportunities for local students to participate.
“Accessibility is a core value of Cascade Mountain School and without scholarship opportunities, summer educational programs can be out of reach for many families. I am grateful for the foundation’s support for scholarships and welcome additional support from the community” remarks Emily Goodwin, Director, Cascade Mountain School.
For more information about Cascade Mountain School and/or to register for summer courses, please visit www.cascademountainschool.org. For more information about the Mt. Adams Institute, please visit www.mtadamsinstitute.com.