We live in an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, with our students prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make fact-based decisions. Science, technology, engineering, and math, known as STEM, are integral components of what Osceola County and our state’s students need in order to meet the demands of the dynamic and evolving workforce. We must also make sure that, no matter where children live, they have access to quality learning environments.

To that end, Osceola County Commissioner Viviana Janer recently awarded a $2,000 Community Betterment Grant to Boggy Creek Elementary School with those dollars being used for Science Lab equipment!

“Getting our children interested in Science early will lead to more curiosity and possibly future interest in careers in Science. Investing in this early is a key to success,” Osceola County Commissioner for District 4 Viviana Janer shared after presenting the Betterment Grant to Boggy Creek Elementary.

Without question, we must ensure that our schools have access to quality science departments, filled with state-of-the-art equipment that students can learn and experiment on in order to meet the demands that lie ahead of them.