The Detroit Public Schools Foundation announces that 300 Detroit students will participate in the Future City Competition this school year because of a grant from ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC).
The $20,000 grant will cover the cost of the students to take part in the Competition, which is coordinated by the Engineering Society of Detroit.
The Future City Competition challenges students to design a city of the future - and have fun doing it. This program was designed to promote technological literacy and engineering to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. The program fosters an interest in math, science and engineering through hands-on, real world applications and helps students better understand the practical applications of mathematical and scientific principles. The Future City Competition is a team-based program consisting of students, a teacher, and an engineer mentor.
“ITC is proud to support the Detroit Public Schools Foundation and its efforts to increase the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum in its schools,” said Gregory Ioanidis, president, ITC Michigan. “The Future City Competition will help Detroit Public School students better understand the practical applications of math and science principles through hands-on, real world application of their studies.”
Through its Charitable Giving Program, ITC awards grants to qualified 501 (c) (3) organizations that deliver charitable services in the counties where ITC operates. Grants support programs and projects that reflect the values of ITC: education, environmental stewardship, social services and health and wellness.
“Thanks to ITC, hundreds of motivated Detroit students will get first-hand experience with science and math that will build on what they have learned in the classroom and, hopefully, propel them toward college and careers,” said Dr. Glenda Price, President of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. “This is a shining example of the successful educational programs we are here to support.”
About ITC Holdings Corp.
ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) is the nation’s largest independent electric transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, ITC invests in the electric transmission grid to improve reliability, expand access to markets, lower the overall cost of delivered energy and allow new generating resources to interconnect to its transmission systems. ITC’s regulated operating subsidiaries include ITCTransmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Company, ITC Midwest and ITC Great Plains. Through these subsidiaries, ITC owns and operates high-voltage transmission facilities in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, serving a combined peak load exceeding 26,000 megawatts along 15,000 circuit miles of transmission line. Through ITC Grid Development and its subsidiaries, the company also focuses on expansion in areas where significant transmission system improvements are needed. For more information, please visit ITC’s website at www.itc-holdings.com. (itc-ITC).
About the Detroit Public Schools Foundation
The Detroit Public Schools Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising, managing and stewarding funds and other resources to support value-added programs and activities for the benefit of the Detroit Public Schools, DPS-authorized charter schools, DPS schools placed in the Education Achievement Authority, and their respective students. Detroit Public Schools Foundation operates independently of the Detroit Public Schools. For more information, visit detroitpsfoundation.org.