PECO is helping prepare the workforce of tomorrow through its active support of educational initiatives with a special focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Education, Math) studies that help students grasp the importance of education to their future.
First established in Philadelphia more than 40 years ago by Philadelphia Electric Company and other civic leaders, career academies have become a widely used high school reform initiative that aims to keep students engaged in school and prepare them for successful transitions to postsecondary education and employment.
The Philadelphia Education Fund’s Math + Science Coalition fosters a collaborative, city-wide STEM stakeholder community to coordinate resources that support preparation of all Philadelphia public school students to become productive citizens in a 21st century STEM economy. PECO’s support allows for the Coalition’s to best identify and leverage community resource to realize its educator and student impact goals.
PECO serves as one of the lead sponsors for the Annual African American Children’s Book Fair. This is the largest and oldest single day events for children’s literacy in Philadelphia; and the only one dedicated to African Americans.
Exploring is a worksite-based program and is a part of Learning for Life's career education program under the Cradle of Liberty Council. The program serves at-risk young men and women, aged 14-21 programs emphasizing personal growth and long term goal setting, giving them the chance to break generational habits of poor choices and inspire them to stay in school.