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General Motors gives grantees opportunity to tell their stories at Annual Jeopardy Charity Event

Every year, General Motors awards grants to local nonprofit organizations to support its efforts to serve and improve the communities in which they live and work. Breakthrough is proud to have been nominated by GM employee Sonya Vento and selected as a 2018 grantee to help increase the number of students with employable labor skills for future careers in STEM.  General Motors’ unique approach invites employees to become part of not only the nomination process, but to learn of the impact organizations are making in their community. Grantees got the opportunity to compete in a friendly competition at GM’s Annual Jeopardy Celebrity Charity Event, where each nonprofit had the opportunity to tell their story and explain their mission to an audience of GM employees. 

The grant will support our 9th grade STEM program, designed to prepare students for advanced math coursework while introducing them to the field of engineering. It will also help us build a more robust math and science curriculum in our Middle School Summer Program. By providing fun and enriching summer learning experiences and building an inspiring community of learners and mentors, together with General Motors, we are helping build pathways to future careers in the ever-growing fields of STEM. Thank you, General Motors! Together, we are helping build pathways to future careers in the ever-growing fields of STEM for first-generation college graduates. We invite you to visit our STEM program in action this summer! Click here for a full calendar of summer events. 

To receive funds, grantees competed in a friendly competition at GM’s Annual Jeopardy Celebrity Charity Event! Our very own Chief Development Officer competed to bring home the prize of $10k to support our STEM programs!