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Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and PNC announce plans for 2014 Grow Up Great and Fifth Gear Education Program

Continuing their partnership with Detroit Public Schools (DPS) by educating students through motorsports, the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and PNC today proudly announced plans for the 2014 Grow Up Great and Fifth Gear programs. Building on the programs that have grown and developed with the Grand Prix since 2012, both the Grow Up Great and Fifth Gear programs combine a mathematics and science curriculum through real-world applications in motorsports to spark interest in DPS students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The programs are funded by a grant from the PNC Foundation under the stewardship of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. This curriculum has been incorporated into the classrooms of the participating schools in both programs over the last several weeks as the excitement builds for

IKEA design team helps to create new “Ben Carson Reading Room” for Benjamin Carson High School students

Thanks to design and labor support from IKEA of Canton, Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine (BCHS) celebrated the opening of the new Ben Carson Reading Room on Wednesday, February 26 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  The BCHS Reading Room is the 101st reading room established across the country by the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF). The Carson Scholars Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1994 by world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife, Candy.  The organization is dedicated to combating illiteracy and promoting leisurely reading as a key to unlocking a child’s full potential. Ben Carson High School is now among the established Reading Rooms in 14 states and Washington, D.C., decorated with

Comerica Bank and Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix announce “Free Prix Day” with driver Katherine Legge at Detroit International Academy

The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and Comerica Bank announced Wednesday, February 26, the return of the Free Prix Day during a meet and greet with driver Katherine Legge at Detroit International Academy. Legge, who will compete at this summer’s Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, spoke to a group of nearly 100 students at Detroit International Academy (DIA) for Young Women – the only public, all-girls K-12 program in Michigan. In addition to speaking with the students about her personal experience in racing and the opportunities for women in motor sports, Legge also invited the young women to tour the DeltaWing garage when they visit Belle Isle Grand Prix to experience the Comerica Bank Free Prix Day. Comerica Bank Free

Detroit Public Schools partner with Viacom to promote all day, every day attendance through “Get Schooled” campaign

Schools with the most daily student check-ins will earn a Get Schooled event Detroit Public Schools (DPS) is continuing its partnership with Viacom and its social responsibility umbrella Viacommunity to extend the successful Get Schooled Attendance Campaign specifically toward DPS students and their families. The program encourages students to attend school all day, every day to ensure a strong second semester and promote excellent attendance on Count Day, February 12. Help your school move up the Leader Board and earn rewards! Detroit Check-In Challenge Overview Download the Detroit Challenge Flyer The 2014 Get Schooled Attendance Campaign will launch Monday, February 3, 2014. The campaign will build on the district’s Winter Retain and Gain Campaign—a year-round student retention program to support

NAIAS Education Day Brings Youth, Auto Industry Together

With the rapidly growing use of wireless technology, smart phones and the Internet, today’s youth are more connected and tech-savvy than ever. As automobiles become more connected too, it’s only natural that the industry focuses on bringing the two together. The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) does that by focusing on the various automotive-related technologies for students at all levels at its annual Education Day, held Jan. 22, 2014, at Detroit’s Cobo Center. With the support of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., NAIAS Education Day brought STEAM education to more students than ever, even down to the earliest grade levels. As part of PNC’s “Grow Up Great” early childhood education

Detroit Public Schools to Receive Technology Grants from Promethean to Provide Schools Interactive Classrooms

Interactive Classrooms Offer Students Access to Cutting-Edge Learning Opportunities Joining Detroit Public Schools (DPS) in their mission to educate students to perform at high academic levels, Promethean is investing $40,000 in interactive technology and professional development to three DPS elementary schools. The donation is part of an annual grant program in partnership with the National Alliance for Black School Educators (NABSE) to close the achievement gap through modernizing classrooms with the goal of making them more interactive and accessible for all students. The annual donation is made to the school district of the host city of the NABSE Annual Conference. Over 3,000 educators will convene at the NABSE 41st Annual Conference at the Cobo Center November 13-17 to develop effective

Carver & Shulze students share Lemonade Day success on WJR 760 with Huntington Bank

Students from Carver S.T.E.M. Academy and Schulze Academy shared their entrepreneurial expertise about Lemonade Day 2013 during a taped segment on WJR News Talk 760 AM Friday, September 13, 2013. The students were interviewed by Mike Fezzey, President of Huntington Bank, the presenting sponsor of Lemonade Day Detroit, about their experiences with running a lemonade stand. Carver student participants: James Whittaker Bernie Valesquez NaNa Obeng Schulze student participants: Alethia Oldham Kadiatou Diallo Mario McCree On Friday June 7, Detroit Public Schools Lemonade Day 2013 was observed throughout DPS when over 52,000 students demonstrated the entrepreneurial principles they learned within three months as part of their academic curriculum, by opening and operating a Lemonade stand. A variety of lessons from different

Carver S.T.E.M. Academy celebrates FUN DAY 2013

On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Carver S.T.E.M. Academy celebrated its annual FUN DAY in grand fashion. The SVS Vision Mobile Bus traveled all the way from Florida to service over 100 students from Carver, Gardner and Dixon schools with free eye exams and glasses on-site. Radio Disney personalities surprised the PreK through fifth-grade students with an assembly, music, games and prizes for the day-long event. Students, staff and parents enjoyed face painting, tattoo stations, bouncy houses and plenty of great food for everyone to enjoy. Bess the Book Bus, a mobile literacy outreach dedicated to getting books into the homes of underrepresented children and families, also traveled from Florida to distribute hundreds of books to Carver students to enjoy during the summer. This event was organized by Carver’s

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, PNC Bank and Detroit Public Schools host more than 500 Fifth Gear/Grow Up Great students at Education Day event

The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, PNC Bank, Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation hosted over 500 DPS students May 30, 2013 at the Grand Prix Education Day as part of the PNC Fifth Gear and Grow Up Great programs. Fifth-grade and prekindergarten students participated in hands-on activities that use racing to teach lessons in math, science and technology. Building on the program created around the Grand Prix in 2012, Fifth Gear combines a mathematics and science curriculum to generate excitement among DPS fifth graders for careers in science, technology, engineering and math through real-world applications in motorsports. The program is funded by a grant from the PNC Bank Foundation under the stewardship of the

Golightly Education Center students team up with Experian employees to learn about healthy foods and gardening

Initiative kicked off with seed planting and the creation of a brand new Pizza Garden at the school On Thursday, May 16 at Golightly Education Center, students worked with Experian employees to kick off a new nutrition education initiative that includes the art of gardening, how to prepare healthy, homegrown foods, seed planting and the creation of a brand new “Pizza Garden.” The partnership began with a lesson for Golightly Education Center students from Farmer Minni Forman of Keep Growing Detroit on gardening and the life cycle of plants, as well as the importance of learning how to garden and grow vegetables that ultimately will end up on their dinner tables. Students planted seeds in small containers to take home and then joined together with Experian’s “Heart