Numerous studies have shown that children who miss out on reading and learning opportunities over the summer can fall behind by as many as two grade levels. Providing books to those students over the summer helps close that gap.
Funding from the PPL Foundation helps this organization teach youth to become future conservation ambassadors.
As part of its overall partnership with the organization, LG&E has been a proud sponsor of JA of Kentuckiana’s “BizTown” for the past 15 years. The program gives fifth-grade students an introduction to managing finances, exploring a variety of careers and thinking like an entrepreneur.
PPL volunteers share the magic of books to impart lifelong lessons inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.
You’re never too young – or too old – to learn valuable lifelong lessons like the importance of being respectful, kind and accepting of others. Those lessons were imparted through the power of books as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service held at Fountain Hill Elementary School on Friday, Jan. 17.
The wonder of a sleeping doe. The thrill of discovering a squiggly bug dwelling in a creek. The quiet excitement of observing a woodpecker on a nature trail. These are just some of the amazing discoveries students find at the Waterdale Environmental Education Center. Watch as 100 4th graders are delighted by their day in nature.
With students thinking about career options as early as elementary school, PPL places a high priority on engaging educators and helping them explore careers in energy.
Maybe it’s the quiet energy of the forest, or the song of the golden-winged warbler, or even the stillness of the pristine 52-acre glacial lake that appeals to the hundreds of visitors who come to Lacawac Sanctuary each year. No matter why they come, all visitors leave with a profound appreciation for nature and all its wonder.
Nov. 8 is National STEM Day, but at PPL we’re working year-round to support educators who are helping their students advance in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.