Amazon Surprises Corona School with $10,000 STEM and Robotics Donation
Amazonians pose with the Letha Raney Intermediate Robotics class and their robots
Corona, Calif. – Amazon celebrated National Robotics Week by making a special donation of $10,000 to support Raney Intermediate School’s STEM and robotics program.
“We are always looking for ways to give back locally and support innovative education programming,” said K.C. Singh, general manager of Amazon’s Eastvale fulfillment center. “The jobs of tomorrow require a stronger aptitude for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which is why we are proud to support the students at Letha Raney Intermediate School using these skills in their robotics programs.”
Alongside a check donation, some of the items donated include:
- VEX mechatronics and programming kits
- VEX aluminum structure kits
- Storage racks for robotics supplies
- Robotics field tiles and more!
“This generous donation will help us expand our program for next year and allow us to teach critical thinking and problem-solving skills to even more students,” said Rock Tsang, Letha Raney Intermediate School STEM teacher.
The STEM and robotics equipment will allow for more students to take advantage of robotics programs and encourage students to pursue STEM education outside of the classroom.
“Our robotics program is still new, so to receive materials and money to help grow the program is an incredible gift, one that would have taken longer without Amazon’s help,” said Michele Sanchez, Letha Raney Intermediate School Principal.
Amazon is proud to give back to communities where our associates live and work. Our growing team in Southern California is honored to kick off this community partnership with such a well-regarded academic program.
“When a business gives back to their community like Amazon has done today, great partnerships are made. Their investment in this school is an investment in our future, as these students will one day become the leaders of our city,” said Karen Spiegel, City of Corona mayor.