Trane Technologies Announces Sponsorship of KAYSC STEM Freedom School at Science Museum of Minnesota
DAVIDSON, North Carolina–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global climate innovator Trane Technologies (NYSE:TT) has provided the Science Museum of Minnesota with more than $280,000 to support the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC) STEM Freedom School. The donation will complete funding needed for KAYSC’s summer program combining the Science Museum’s innovative approach to STEM education and workforce development with the highly effective Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School model.
Freedom Schools is a national CDF program that aims to prevent summer learning loss in students by igniting a passion for reading and a love of learning. The KAYSC, which is located in the museum, helps students from demographic groups underrepresented in STEM across the Twin Cities discover careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), through STEM Justice programming focused on how STEM tools, technologies and processes can help achieve social equity.
“At Trane Technologies, we benefit from a culture that actively supports volunteerism and a workforce that enthusiastically embraces it,” said Deidra Parrish Williams, head of global corporate social responsibility at Trane. Technologies. “Through volunteer opportunities, like those offered at the Science Museum of Minnesota, our employees can use their unique skills and knowledge to fire the imaginations of young students in the hope that they will become innovators in sustainability. in the years to come.”
Sponsorship is part of Trane Technologies’ corporate citizenship strategy, Sustainable Futures. Trane Technologies is committed to investing $100 million by 2030 to ensure students from underrepresented demographics in STEM have access to healthy learning environments, early exposure to sustainability concepts and support to access rewarding green and STEM careers. The company has also set an ambitious goal to donate 500,000 employee volunteer hours to programs that support Sustainable Futures.
“As the nation’s first freedom school with a focus on STEM learning and social justice, we are thrilled to be working with Trane Technologies by engaging with our KAYSC young scholars and young adults to innovate new ways to meet workforce, youth, and community needs while navigating meaningful career paths,” said Joseph Adamji, director of the Center for Equity Systems Change at the Science Museum of Minnesota. freedom school, all STEM learning aims to help young people begin to see STEM as a tool to dismantle systemic oppression and achieve collective liberation. This support from Trane Technologies helps us build impacts that will continue well beyond the program, for our youth and for the field. »
Trane Technologies and its strategic brands Trane® and Thermo King® share a deep commitment to Minneapolis-St. Paul region, where the company has been present for more than 80 years. More than 1,100 employees live and work in the Greater Twin Cities area, including Thermo King’s headquarters in Bloomington; the Trane Commercial Controls factory and offices in White Bear Lake; and the region Trane Commercial Sales Office and Parts and Supplies Stores.
About Trane Technologies
Trane Technologies is a global climate innovator. Through our strategic Trane® and Thermo King® brands, and our portfolio of environmentally friendly products and services, we provide efficient and sustainable climate solutions for buildings, homes and transportation. To learn more about Trane Technologies, visit Tranetechnologies.com.
About the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center
The Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center was established by the Science Museum of Minnesota in 1996 to engage girls, youth of color, and economically disadvantaged youth in informal STEM learning. Its mission is to empower young people to change our world through science.