ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY STEM EDUCATION EMPLOYEE GIVING
Environment & Energy Stem Education Employee Giving
STEM Education
Powering a better future starts with empowering young people with
the knowledge and resources needed to help fuel their dreams and
curiosity for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Powering a better future
starts with empowering
young people with the
knowledge and resources
needed to help fuel their
dreams and curiosity for
science, technology,
engineering and mathematics.
Exelon Foundation STEM
Innovation Leadership Academy
Exelon Foundation STEM Innovation Leadership Academy
In 2017, the Exelon Foundation committed $3 MM for science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming to engage
high school girls from under-resourced communities.

Recognizing the need to empower young women to pursue STEM
careers and address climate change issues, Exelon partnered with the
National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) to create free,
week-long STEM Innovation Leadership Academies over the summer.

The Academies provide college-like experiences for teen girls ages
16-19 in Exelon’s key market cities of Chicago, Philadelphia, and
Baltimore/District of Columbia. The Philadelphia Academy was added in
2019 following successful Academies in Chicago and the Baltimore/D.C.
area the previous year. This year, due to COVID-19, all Academies have
moved to a virtual format instead of being held in-person.

The STEM Academies provide a variety of experiences including field
trips, interactive hands-on science projects, and sessions on leadership,
culminating in a team-based energy challenge typically focused on
energy efficiency and climate change.

Since its inception, 475 young women have gone through
the program.

In addition to the STEM Academy, the Exelon Foundation hosts STEM
Days in all four markets with nonprofit and education partners
that foster ongoing STEM learning outside of the summer Academies.
Further engagement and learning opportunities are shared through a
bi-weekly e-newsletter, STEMinist, sent to over 2,000 recipients
including student alumnae, their parents and guardians, and students
who have expressed interest in our STEM programs.
In 2017, the Exelon Foundation
committed $3 MM for science,
technology, engineering and math
(STEM) programming to engage
high school girls from under-
resourced communities.
Recognizing the need to empower young women to pursue STEM careers and address climate change issues, Exelon partnered with the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) to create free, week-long STEM Innovation Leadership Academies over the summer.

The Academies provide college-like experiences for teen girls ages 16-19 in Exelon’s key market cities of Chicago, Philadelphia, and Baltimore/District of Columbia. The Philadelphia Academy was added in 2019 following successful Academies in Chicago and the Baltimore/D.C. area the previous year.
This year, due to COVID-19, all Academies have moved to a virtual format instead of being held in-person.
The STEM Academies provide a variety
of experiences including field trips, interactive hands-on science projects,
and sessions on leadership, culminating
in a team-based energy challenge
typically focused on energy efficiency
and climate change.

Since its inception, 475 young women
have gone through the program.

In addition to the STEM Academy, the Exelon Foundation hosts STEM Days in
all four markets with nonprofit and education partners that foster ongoing STEM learning outside of the summer Academies. Further engagement and learning opportunities are shared
through a bi-weekly e-newsletter, STEMinist, sent to over 2,000 recipients including student alumnae, their
parents and guardians, and students
who have expressed interest in our
STEM programs.
Energizing Student Potential
Energizing Student
Potential
The Energizing Student Potential (ESP) program is a STEM initiative designed to
empower teachers in the classroom to help students explore energy related STEM
subjects, careers, and discover their own path.

Students in grades 5–8 are at a critical age, and a strong foundation must be
cemented through STEM, energy related fields, careers, emerging energy technologies
and climate change.

ESP provides a full suite of programs to engage teachers and students as it relates to
the energy industry. The program curriculum is focused on science of energy, climate
change, sources of energy, electricity generation and transmission, transportation,
efficiency and conservation, and careers in energy.
The Energizing Student Potential
(ESP) program is a STEM initiative
designed to empower teachers in the
classroom to help students explore
energy related STEM subjects, careers,
and discover their own path.

Students in grades 5–8 are at a critical
age, and a strong foundation must be
cemented through STEM, energy
related fields, careers, emerging energy
technologies and climate change.

ESP provides a full suite of programs
to engage teachers and students as it
relates to the energy industry.
The program curriculum is focused on
science of energy, climate change,
sources of energy, electricity
generation and transmission,
transportation, efficiency and
conservation, and careers in energy.
Program includes the following:
  • Two days of teacher training workshops for educators.
  • Evaluation will include pre- and post assessments for educators
    and student knowledge, and a year-end teacher debrief on training
    and curriculum.
  • Energy and STEM curriculum provided along with hands-on
    classroom kits selected by grade level and content focus.
  • Educational School Energy Audit to include a monitoring and
    mentoring kit.
  • Field Trip to local Exelon facility, if possible, or local science center.
  • Employee classroom visits.
  • Two days of teacher training
    workshops for educators.

  • Evaluation will include pre- and post
    assessments for educators and
    student knowledge, and a
    year-end teacher debrief on
    training and curriculum.

  • Energy and STEM curriculum
    provided along with hands-on
    classroom kits selected by grade
    level and content focus.

  • Educational School Energy Audit
    to include a monitoring and
    mentoring kit.

  • Field Trip to local Exelon facility, if
    possible, or local science center.

  • Employee classroom visits.

Results
During the 2019-2020 academic year, the program impacted the following:
During the 2019-2020 academic year,
the program impacted the following:
Students
55,000+
Teachers
475+
Schools
215+