SOURCE: Equal Footing Foundation

May 08, 2008 08:00 ET

Micron Foundation Joins Equal Footing Foundation Board and Donates $3,000 for Youth Development and Education Programs

Micron Technology Virginia to Host Tour of Its State-of-the-Art Semiconductor Facility for EFF Computer Clubhouse Members

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) - The Equal Footing Foundation (EFF), the charitable arm of the Northern Virginia Technology Council with programs for youth development and education for underserved youth in the region, announced today that the Micron Technology Foundation donated $3,000 to support its efforts in providing a safe after-school educational environment through the Computer Clubhouse program. The program provides more than 1,500 Fairfax County students, ages 8 to 18, a deeper understanding of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. In addition, Amy Harris, manager of university and academic relations for the Micron Technology Foundation, has joined the EFF's board of directors.

"The Micron Foundation strives to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math education for students in Northern Virginia," said Harris. "By supporting the EFF and partnering with the Northern Virginia Technology Foundation, Micron has the opportunity to further aid STEM initiatives like the Computer Clubhouse program."

Micron has long been a major partner with area school systems, teaching hands-on lessons that align with Virginia's Standards of Learning exams. During the last academic year, Micron's Virginia site team members worked with more than 8,000 area students to generate excitement for science, technology, engineering and math, and prepare students for STEM-related careers.

On top of the charitable donation and leadership role, Micron Technology Virginia will provide a tour of its Manassas semiconductor facility for EFF Computer Clubhouse members.

"Micron has shown great commitment to the development of the youth in our community," said Colleen Hahn, EFF's president and executive director. "We are proud to welcome Micron to the EFF and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship in providing vital educational opportunities to our future workforce."

About Equal Footing Foundation

Equal Footing Foundation is a Virginia-based 501(C)(3) nonprofit focused on youth development and education. The Foundation's goal is to provide an equal opportunity environment where youth can access the tools needed to successfully compete with a skilled and educated workforce. We accomplish this goal by funding, launching and sustaining Computer Clubhouses in partnership with local governments, businesses and other non-profit entities. The Computer Clubhouses we support are centrally located within established community centers, in close proximity to schools and bus routes for easy after school access. The result is an innovative and safe after-school learning center where children ages 8-18, many of whom do not have access to technology at home, work with adult mentors to learn, develop, and explore their potential. For more information, visit www.efooting.org.

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