In4All reached 4,000 elementary and middle school students in the 2017-2018 school year and we are poised to exceed that this year. We made that impact thanks to 26 business-school partnerships that brought 400 volunteers in to the classroom — twice as many as the previous year.
Many of our partnerships involve companies such as Acumed, ODOT and PGE that increased the number of classrooms they support. In addition, we welcomed nine new business partners — including Digimarc, KPFF, Tektronix and Tri-Met — that signed up to partner with a school in their community.
We have also expanded our geographic reach. The STEM Connect 4/5 program is now in 23 elementary schools located in Washington, Multnomah, Douglas, Marion, Deschutes, Jackson and Union counties.