AIKEN, S.C., November 2, 2021 – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) continues to annually demonstrate their support of the Dreams, Imagination & Gift Development Program (DIG), a local organization providing science, technology, education and math (STEM) opportunities to promote rural growth and development through education, community service, mentorship and recreation.
This year’s $25,000 sponsorship will aide in administering DIG’s Annual Summer STEAM (STEM, plus art) Enrichment Camp, Scholar Enrichment Academy (after-school program) and Drive-In STEM Theatre. With SRNS’s continued support, DIG has strengthened its after-school programs and is now offering both a hybrid model of virtual and in-person after-school enrichment. In addition to math, English language arts and STEAM, DIG has also expanded its curriculum to include app development and financial literacy.
Since 2013, DIG has been committed to providing educational and inspirational opportunities for area youth to excel. During this time, SRNS has committed more than $90,000 to help this grassroots organization make dreams a reality.
“We appreciate the DIG organization and the tremendous impact it has had on communities throughout the region,” said SRNS President and CEO Stuart MacVean.”
MacVean noted that DIG personnel have had a unique and extremely effective impact on school-aged children through a variety of creative and dynamic activities and programs.
“Due to the success of DIG’s programs and SRNS’s monetary support, DIG has continued its after-school programs in the Barnwell and Williston School Districts and were able to serve students both virtually and in person during the recent pandemic,” said Steven Brown, DIG President. “DIG has still been able to serve 325 students during its out-of-school programs and workshops during the 2020-2021 school year while observing CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommendations and social distancing requirements.”
For more information regarding DIG, visit their website at: www.digdp.org
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, a Fluor-led company with Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell, is responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site located near Aiken, South Carolina.