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The Perot Museum Nature and Science received a $ 4480 donation from the MARCH Foundation to send twelve students to Summer Discovery Camp programs this year. MARCH, which stands for Mutual Alliance Restoring Community Hope, supports the education of African-American youth.

The MARCH Foundation was conceived October 1997 in post-retirement by longtime Plano community business and civic leader Kenneth B. Jarvis. The Foundation was initially supported with the personal funds of its Board Members – black male executives, all of whom retired from longstanding careers with United Parcel Service (UPS). The MARCH Foundation has distributed more than $890k in grants and scholarships, which have impacted more than 1,000 students to date.

The outstanding students, which were identified by both DISD campus, Charles Rice Learning Center and the African American Museum of Dallas, participated in chemistry, paleontology and engineering camps throughout the summer.

Katherine Gagné, Manager of Children and Family Learning comments, "We are so grateful to the MARCH Foundation for making it possible for children who would otherwise have been unable to attend our Discovery Camp program come and participate in a week of science learning. Our goal is to present science in a fun, hands-on way that encourages our campers to want to explore further and spark an interest in STEAM careers that they might not have otherwise considered by experiencing all the Perot Museum has to offer."

100 Academy Students full STEM ahead!