Teams donate 550 kits for STEAM activities!
Once per year, global leaders of the human resources and facilities functions converge at EA’s Redwood City headquarters to share best practices, hone their skills, and network. This year, the team incorporated a volunteer component to the summit that was both fun and rewarding.
This activity was a fun way to provide needed materials for local school children and fit well with EA’s new corporate social responsibility pillars of education and inclusion. EA supports organizations and programs that open opportunities for the next generation of game makers, encouraging individuality and acceptance.
The activity included a challenge to create cars from discarded inventory that were used to race against each other and a team of student visitors. Three 3 students then shared their personal stories about the importance of hands-on activities and their appreciation for corporate partners who provide these for them and their classmates.
The team donated 550 STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Art and Mathematics) classroom supply kits and custom EA Branded notebooks for the children of the Ravenswood School district, as well as ten 90-minute teacher training sessions for their instructors.
The Ravenswood School district was selected as the beneficiary of the project because they are located here in Redwood City. 100% of the district is under the poverty level, 96% of the children are on free or reduced lunch, and one-third of the children are homeless.
The Education and Inclusion pillars are intended to streamline EA’s corporate focus around team building programs and online promotions that help underrepresented voices as they pursue education in the STEAM subjects.