Port Chester, NY – This April, STEER was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Panera Foundation to support 10 new student-athletes. The grant process was highly competitive and eligible to qualified nonprofits that work toward a world in which young people can unlock their full potential and dare to dream — a world in which opportunity and economic mobility are accessible and equitable for all, was selected.
Programs funded by the 2023 grant awards include college readiness training including campus visits, application assistance, and financial aid planning; STEAM programs to inspire youth to become leaders in science, technology, engineering, art, and math; career readiness including internship programs and community job placement; afterschool and summer programs focused on robotics and computer programming; one-to-one mentoring for students and their families on a post-high school plan, and more.
It is only with a significant commitment to our youth that we are able to attain this type of funding ensuring the same impact and quality for new students onboarded to the organization. We wish to express a special thank you to the Panera Foundation for their support of our mission!