PROMOTING STEM EDUCATION

OUR MISSION

To create a “scientifically literate population that can thrive in a world increasingly driven by information and technology."
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APPLY FOR A GRANT

We encourage teachers, school administrators, students and educators to develop and/or use existing educational programs to further STEM education for Franklin/Grand Isle County school children. Apply today!

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MAKE A DONATION

By 2020, the demand for STEM professionals will add over 1 MILLION jobs within the U.S. Every donation helps towards our cause in supporting education. Be a STEM advocate by making a donation!

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OUR PROGRAMS

Check out the list of active programs SCI has funded through community donations. We encourage you to find out more about our organization and how we may be able to work together to bring change to our community.

About Us

Formally known as Challenger Learning Center of Vermont, Inc., the STEM Challenge Initiative, Inc. (SCI) provides affordable and meaningful STEM educational opportunities for the communities in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.
Providing affordable, meaningful STEM educational opportunities.

Our goal is to improve STEM based education by funding projects and programs that will help develop student interest in further education and careers in STEM related fields. By improving students’ overall level of understanding of STEM, we aim to advance their skills in teamwork, decision making, problem solving and communication.

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