Central Maine Power recently financially supported Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math — also known as STEAM — education programs throughout Maine. One of the local education programs that Central Maine Power donated to was the Literacy Volunteers for the Technology Access Program, donating $50,000.

Over the past year, Central Maine Power invested over $180,000 to help local STEAM programs provide Maine students with tools they need to succeed in these fields. Central Maine Power’s giving program is complemented by additional investment in Maine by the Avangrid Foundation, which awarded $2.6 million in grants to state nonprofits since 2015.

Central Maine Power’s donations include multi-year partnerships with the Maine Blue Collar Scholarship Foundation, PSL Strive and St. Joseph’s College, as well as new partnerships with Literacy Volunteers and the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation.

Central Maine Power employees also provide non-monetary contributions through volunteering with organizations such as Junior Achievement and the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute.

“At CMP, we understand the importance of investing in STEAM education because these fields are the backbone of our business,” said Central Maine Power President and CEO Joe Purington, “Ensuring we prepare the next generation of Mainers to lead the way in STEAM-related fields is key to our success as we collectively work to build a bright and innovative future for our State.”

“For the Challenger Center, we want to make it so that there are no barriers for Maine students to come participate in our STEM programs,” said Kirsten Hibbard, executive director of the Challenger Learning Center of Maine.

“So, CMP’s very generous donation made it so that teachers and students all over Maine could participate in our mission simulations.”

Learn more about CMP’s investment in Maine’s communities through charitable support at poweronmaine.com/our-communities.