Providing Special Learning Opportunities

April 8, 2020

Please note the information and photos were submitted prior to the coronavirus preventive measures including social distancing.  

Hands-on learning is the best way to prepare for many careers. And, the FirstEnergy Foundation assists many organizations in providing the opportunity.

The Evergreen Heritage Center in Mount Savage, Md., received 12 gently used FirstEnergy laptops. The center’s 130-acre farm and surrounding forest serve as an outdoor classroom, providing hands-on learning opportunities. The computers will be used for field and classroom work.

At the laptop presentation, l.-r.: Jim Crowder, consultant, Regional External Affairs; and Janice Keene and Dawn Hein, Evergreen Heritage Center.

The Apprenticeship Maryland Program (AMP) in Frederick and Washington counties provides scholarship money to high school students for apprenticeships at local businesses. Since its inception in 2015, the FirstEnergy Foundation has donated $45,000 to the AMP. This year, we donated $1,000. The AMP is held in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, and is open to all industries in the state.

Jim Sears, president, Maryland Operations (third from left), presents the check to Devin Bailey, AMP member. They are joined by other AMP representatives.