Young Sheldon Launches STEM InitiativeCommunity Engagement / Posted on September 17, 2018
Warner Bros. Television Group joined Chuck Lorre and The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation (TCLFF), Young Sheldon executive producers Steven Molaro and Jim Parsons, and CBS to launch the Young Sheldon STEM Initiative, a new grant program for public school featuring two-year educational grants totaling more than $600,000.
The Young Sheldon STEM Initiative is part of TCLFF’s commitment to fund innovative efforts in STEM education and fosters excitement for learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These grants will be awarded to 19 elementary, middle and high schools in Southern California, where Young Sheldon is primarily produced, and East Texas, where the show is set.
For more than a decade on The Big Bang Theory, audiences have come to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper. Young Sheldon gives viewers the chance to meet him as an East Texan 9-year-old who is embarking on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the theoretical physicist he will become. Chuck Lorre said, “To those of us involved in making it, Young Sheldon is more than a television series. At its heart, it’s a story about potential. When the education of a child is supported, there is no limit to what that child might eventually achieve. We hope that in some small way, this program gives these public schools more STEM educational tools in the classroom for teachers to nurture and ignite the curiosity of students who will ultimately become our future leaders and scholars.”
Warner Bros. is proud to continue its support of The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation and its commitment to STEM education.
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