Climate Change Investment Initiative (2c2i) Energy Education & Workforce Development Employee Engagement
Climate Change Investment
Initiative (2c2i)
Energy Education &
Workforce Development
Employee Engagement
Energy Education &
Workforce Development


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.
Energy Education & Workforce Development
Innovation Leadership Academy
Energy Education & Workforce Development
Innovation Leadership Academy
The Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy creates
opportunities throughout the year for young women to pursue
STEM in fun, interactive ways including monthly mentoring
sessions,online STEM activities led by program alumnae, Career
Chats, professional development sessions and social gatherings.
When the program began in 2017, the Exelon Foundation partnered
with National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project to
offer afree, week-long summer program on college campuses in
Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Maryland with a
focus on the energy business.

In 2020 the Exelon Foundation and NEED partnered to provide
virtual programs, delivering digital resources for more than 1,500
previous and current participants. During the summer STEM
Leadership Academy participants received kits to complete online
group challenges focused on the global climate crisis and the need
for energy efficiency. Emma Mendez, a student at the University of
Michigan and graduate of the Chicago STEM Academy, led a
webinar for a STEM Academy audience focusing on what to look
for in a college.

“The STEM Academy is such an amazing opportunity that I think
every young woman should take. It has helped me so much in looking
at my career, picking my school, it influenced me to take certain
classes, and join clubs. The more women who are aware of how
awesome the STEM Academy is, the better.”

Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy creates opportunities throughout the year for young women to pursue STEM in fun, interactive ways including monthly mentoring sessions, online STEM activities led by program alumnae, Career Chats, professional development sessions and social gatherings.
















When the program began in 2017, the Exelon Foundation partnered with National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project to offer a free, week-long summer program on college campuses in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Maryland with a focus on the energy business.

In 2020 the Exelon Foundation and NEED partnered to provide virtual programs, delivering digital resources for more than 1,500 previous and current participants. During the summer STEM< Leadership Academy participants received kits to complete online group challenges focused on the global climate crisis and the need for energy efficiency. Emma Mendez, a student at the University of Michigan and graduate of the Chicago STEM Academy, led a webinar for a STEM Academy audience focusing on what to look for in a college.

“The STEM Academy is such an amazing opportunity that I think every young woman should take. It has helped me so much in looking at my career, picking my school, it influenced me to take certain classes, and join clubs. The more women who are aware of how awesome the STEM Academy is, the better.”
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.

Program curriculum is focused on the science of energy, climate change, sources of
energy, electricity generation and transmission, transportation, efficiency and
conservation, and careers in energy.

For the 2020-2021 school year, ESP adapted to support teachers with new digital
learning resources to bring STEM activities to the virtual classroom. The program
supported online activities including ESP Student Saturdays and Student Energy
Team Trainings. A final ESP Energy Innovation Challenge engaged students in
designing ideas to address climate change and energy use.
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.

Program curriculum is focused on the science of energy, climate change, sources of energy, electricity generation and transmission, transportation, efficiency and conservation, and careers in energy.

For the 2020-2021 school year, ESP adapted to support teachers with new digital learning resources to bring STEM activities to the virtual classroom. The program supported online activities including ESP Student Saturdays and Student Energy Team Trainings. A final ESP Energy Innovation Challenge engaged students in designing ideas to address climate change and energy use.
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+