STEM Challenge Grant Support

There is a growing concern in the U.S. over student performance in the areas of math and science. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) ranks the United States 21st in math and 25th in science proficiency.  Clearly, our young people have misconceptions about these subjects! This attitude continues into their career choices.

Students appear to gravitate toward more high-profile, glamorous occupations when asked what they want to be when they grow up. Craig Barrett, former Chairman of Intel Corporation, said,"America's economic future lies with its next generation of workers and their ability to develop new technologies and products.  This means we must strenthen math and science education in the U.S."

Junior Achievement has added a variety of STEM positions that offer really cool, hands-on job responsibilities. STEM career exploration at JA BizTown is intended to showcase science and math in the real-world and to ignite a spark in students to have an interest in careers in these fields.

STEM Career Sponsorship - $25,000

STEM Career Sponsorship - $5,000

STEM Career Position Sponsorship - $1,000

$25,000 Per Year STEM Career Sponsorship:

  • A large STEM recognition sign with company logo will be visible in BizTown
  • Corporate logo on back cover of STEM Career Exploration brochure
  • Recognition on website
  • Recognition in Annual Reports
  • Ad in BizTown newspaper and radio
  • Press releases sent to local media

$5,000 Per Year STEM Career Sponsorship:

  • A STEM recognition sign with company logo will be visible in BizTown
  • Corporate logo on back cover of STEM Career Exploration brochure
  • Recognition on website
  • Recognition in Annual Reports
  • Ad in Biztown newspaper and radio
  • Press releases sent to local media

$1,000 Per Year STEM Career Position Sponsorship:

  • A STEM recognition sign with company name will be visible in BizTown
  • Corporate name on back cover of STEM Career Exploration brochure
  • Recognition on website
  • Recognition in Annual Reports
  • Press releases sent to local media