FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2021
Kate Jaggers, President
New Jersey Makers Day, A Non-Profit Corporation
New Jersey Makers Day receives grant from Investors Foundation to increase equitable hands-on STEM learning opportunities throughout New Jersey
The New Jersey Makers Day (NJMD) non-profit organization received a $1,000 grant from Investors Foundation. The grant will helped further NJMD’s mission of inspiring and activating libraries and other educational and community organizations host virtual STEM-based learning and events celebrating maker culture across the state on March 19-20, 2021.
New for 2021, a free statewide virtual event, NJMD LIVE! was broadcasted March 19th & 20th on the New Jersey Makers Day website at http://njmakersday.org as well as New Jersey Makers Day Facebook and YouTube channels. The event featured innovative speakers and hand-on demonstrations of STEM projects with participants following along making projects using easily obtained materials will be featured.
Kate Jaggers, President of New Jersey Makers Day, states, “The Investors Bank grant is vital to funding professional development opportunities and NJMD project grants for locations where there is unmet need. Our organization’s purpose is to provide access and opportunity to learning and exploring STEM-based opportunities for all ages in libraries and other trusted community places, as well as bringing local community STEM practitioners and resources together to highlight their work through hands-on demonstrations and activities.”
Among other things, New Jersey Makers Day creates and supports family learning where all ages can engage in hands-on experiences in STEM together, building positive relationships through the prism of science and technology, which studies have shown contributes to children’s positive attitudes toward these fields and increases their likelihood of pursuing enhanced career options later on.
About Investors Foundation
Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. The Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.
About Investors Bank
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $27 billion in assets and a network of more than 145 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investor Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.