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September 18, 2018

Destination Imagination Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

Cherry Hill, N.J.– September 18, 2018 – Destination Imagination (DI), a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching students the creative process through hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) and service learning challenges, today announced it has received a grant for $50,000 from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Through the grant, Destination Imagination will enhance STEAM and 21st century skills initiatives for approximately 900 students who reside in underserved communities. Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as Destination Imagination, which support and advance public safety programs and technology and engineering education initiatives.

“We are honored to have the generous support of Motorola Solutions Foundation,” said Michele Tuck-Ponder, Interim CEO of Destination Imagination. “This grant will enable us to help students in underserved communities gain access to educational opportunities in STEM.”

This year, Motorola Solutions Foundation grants will support programs that help more than three million students, teachers, first responders and community members around the globe. There is a specific focus on providing grants to programs that impact underrepresented populations, including females, minorities, people with disabilities, veterans and others.

“The Motorola Solutions Foundation is honored to and privileged to support the work of Destination Imagination,” said Matt Blakely, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We believe in organizations that are fostering innovation, building partnerships and driving change, and we’re proud to be part of the positive impact they’re making in communities.”

 

About Destination Imagination, Inc.

Destination Imagination, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-led non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. The organization is a leader in project-based learning experiences, where students work together in teams to solve open-ended STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and service learning Challenges and then present their solutions at tournaments. Destination Imagination has impacted more than one million students. To learn more, please visit http://destinationimagination.org.

 

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