Funds will target STEM and Civics Lessons

(HYANNIS, Ma. – October 10, 2017) – Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is pleased to announce a $25,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to help bolster the museum’s educational programs.

“We are extremely grateful Bank of America chose to invest in our efforts to enhance our focus on fostering civic engagement and increase our educational offerings for students across Cape Cod,” said JFK Hyannis Museum Executive Director John Allen.

“The funds will be used to deepen the impact of our expanding curriculum across the region,” Allen said, adding that a portion of the grant money is dedicated to helping to fund school transportation costs to and from the museum.

Educational programing at the JFK Hyannis Museum will be focused on elements of civics education and the implementation of seven STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) lessons related to President Kennedy’s legacy, primarily in the areas of space exploration, the establishment of the National Seashore, and fitness initiatives.

Museum officials are also preparing a civics lesson plan called “Making Your Voices Heard,” designed to help students become more active in civic life in ways that can inspire others.

“We are always looking for fresh ways to engage young people to help prepare them to make history themselves. This grant from Bank of America will help us do that,” Allen said.