The nonprofit affiliate of an industrial coating company that has a plant in Oak Creek donated $2,500 to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in downtown Milwaukee.
The PPG Foundation's donation supported museum workshops that promote hands-on education in science, technology, arts and math.
“We are grateful to the PPG Foundation for supporting our commitment to expand maker experiences that promote science, technology, engineering, arts and math education,” said Kristen Adams, chief advancement officer for the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. “Maker-based learning is particularly meaningful for young children who are learning new skills and are experimenting through hands-on experiences. Our Be A Maker programs are now among the most popular family activities that we offer.”
PPG is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has a plant in Oak Creek.
“At PPG, we believe it is very important to expose youth in our communities to the opportunities and excitement of science, technology, engineering, arts and math education,” said Jack Marshall, PPG plant manager at the Oak Creek facility. “It is equally important to help adults understand how focused activities like those in the winter workshops help prepare children to become accomplished students and productive adults.”