Challenger Learning Center Foundation


To engage students and teachers in dynamic, hands-on exploration and discovery opportunities that strengthen knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Center inspires students to pursue careers in these fields, and provide an outlet to learn and apply important life skills.
The Columbia Challenger Center Foundation will also engage business and community partners in the Richland One School District, the SE Region and the State of SC.

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Website: http://thechallengercenter.net/
Matching Method: No Matching Funds Reported
The 2018 Midlands Gives campaign will provide an additional 3D Printer to allow students and teachers to understand the manufacturing aspects of STEM. This campaign will also allow us to purchase an IPad Air2 in order to operate the EV3 robots.
We will also provide STEM experiences/scholarships for students to support their academic achievement in school, and to inspire them to consider STEM degrees and careers.
Our Goals:
Expand the Challenger Learning Center's reach
Strengthen its impact in the Community it serves and become a National Best Practice for all Centers.
Structure the organization for maximum effectiveness and efficiency
Fund Development to support the Center's transformation
Market and enhance our brand identity
The Center participated in the SC Aerospace Conference, which was a great success
Recently, the Challenger Learning Center held their annual Aerospace Career Day. Over 600 students and teachers attended.
The Challenger Foundation was established to provide additional resources to students and teachers interested in broadening their understanding of the aerospace, aeronautical and aviation sectors.