Kohl’s Corp.’s charitable branch Kohl’s Cares will spend more than $1 million on school field trips to certain locations in southeastern Wisconsin during the 2016-17 academic year, the organization announced Thursday.
The organization said it has given out grants for as much as $1,000 to around 480 schools in the 10-county area to cover admission, transportation and other expenses for more than 1,200 field trips to its partner organizations in the Milwaukee area.
The field trips will visit the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Milwaukee Public Museum and the Milwaukee County Zoo.
“As students across southeastern Wisconsin head back to class, the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program supports area teachers’ continued efforts to provide experiential learning opportunities to their students without the added cost,” said Kohl’s spokesperson Jen Johnson. “We are proud to offer students the opportunity to learn and grow with field trips to several organizations that we partner with who provide exciting, best-in-class educational experiences.”
This is the fourth year Kohl’s has given out grants to pay for field trips. Since 2013, the company has given out more than $4.2 million to pay for field trips at more than 840 schools in southeastern Wisconsin.