- More than 7,300 students in Washington, D.C. have benefited from Honda's support of Living Classrooms Foundation
- New video highlights hands-on education and job training aboard historic vessels
In its ongoing commitment to advancing education and creating experiences of discovery that help young people achieve their dreams, Honda has partnered with Living Classrooms Foundation to give students from high-risk environments a unique maritime experience. Since 2002, Honda's support of the Living Classrooms Foundation has enabled more than 7,300 students in Washington, D.C. to participate in hands-on educational programs using urban, natural and maritime resources as "living classrooms." A new Honda Community Partners Spotlight video about the program can be seen at https://youtu.be/oti9FVYy3aE.
Living Classrooms is committed to strengthening communities and inspiring young people to achieve their potential through experiential education. With a focus on marine environments, the organization's Shipboard STEM Education program combines the Socratic Method with fun and educational activities designed to help students be successful in the classroom and beyond. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities include trawling for and identifying marine life, water quality testing, studying plankton under microscopes, oyster dissection, navigation and a buoyancy challenge.
"The feedback we receive from teachers and students who participate in the program is tremendous," said Scott Raymond, vice president, education, Living Classrooms. "We're thankful to Honda for its continued support in helping us provide this experience to local youth."
Honda has supported Living Classroom's Shipboard STEM Education program in the National Capital Region for 15 years. Together, the two are eliminating barriers to success for young people by giving them access to environmental and maritime resources in the form of living laboratories.
"Living Classrooms' shipboard program is a valuable experience for youth in the National Capital Region," said Ed Cohen, vice president, Honda North America. "Many students in these urban areas are unfamiliar with the watershed and coastal areas, and we hope this experience inspires them to pursue careers in ecology and marine science."
For more information about Honda's education, diversity, and community initiatives, visit csr.honda.com. To learn more about Living Classrooms and its shipboard program, visit www.livingclassrooms.org.
Honda seeks to be a company that society wants to exist, creating products and technologies that improve the lives of people while minimizing the environmental impacts of its products and business operations to ensure a sustainable future for society. Honda is also committed to making positive contributions to the communities where we do business, to socially responsible business practices and to the promotion of diversity in our workforce. From our involvement in STEM education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to our support of pediatric brain tumor research, and volunteer efforts by Honda associates, including environmental clean-up activities, Honda believes in giving back to the communities where we live and work.
Honda supports a variety of initiatives aimed at advancing education and creating experiences of discovery that help young people see and achieve their own dreams. Honda's partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund is one of many programs demonstrating Honda's commitment to the Latino community and to helping young people access The Power of Dreams. Find out more at csr.honda.com.