ATLANTA , June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the school year ends and summer begins, Georgia Power is once again hosting a series of statewide Learning Power summer camps that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The camps cultivate fundamental skills in the STEM areas and reach hundreds of students every year. The four-day camps take place throughout June and July with students already registered from local elementary schools across the state.
Georgia Power's Learning Power education program is rooted in the company's longstanding commitment to improving education in Georgia. Since the program's inception in 2011, the company has reached more than 405,000 students and hosted more than 16,700 individual STEM events. Learning Power education coordinators present STEM-related lessons highlighting energy basics such as simple circuits and energy efficiency, in addition to activities that help students understand how energy is made and distributed. During the 2016-2017 school year, Georgia Power hosted nearly 2,800 events in schools, reaching more than 70,000 Georgia students.
"Learning is a year-round and lifelong endeavor and we are honored to support the work of our state's schools through Georgia Power's signature summer camps and new partnership with the Atlanta Braves," said Johnna Robinson, community development manager for Georgia Power. "In addition to our commitment to the communities we serve, supporting education initiatives help to ensure that Georgia Power and other companies have access to the highly skilled, well trained workforce of the future."
In addition to the company's annual summer camps, Georgia Power has announced a new partnership with the Atlanta Braves to decrease summer learning loss among fourth and fifth grade students through an interactive math and reading digital learning course – the Summer Slugger Program. The baseball-themed program, which reinforces key math and reading skills, will take place at participating schools and non-profit summer enrichment programs such as Atlanta Public Schools, Boys & Girls Clubs and the Latin American Association.
Georgia Power's commitment to education spans its more than 100-year history and is emphasized companywide. The company offers free resources for educators including interactive diagrams, an online energy calculator, access to power plant tours and more. Other efforts to enhance and improve education in Georgia include partnerships with groups such as Junior Achievement and assistance grants for new teachers awarded annually across the state. For more information about Georgia Power's initiatives and programs, visit www.georgiapower.com/education.
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power).
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