Donaldson Company, Inc. is excited to join 4-H as a national sponsor in celebrating the 12th annual 4‑H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) when it kicks off across the country in October 2019. 4-H NYSD is an interactive learning experience that gets youth excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and spotlights the many ways millions of youth are engaging in 4-H Science programs year-round.
This year’s challenge, Game Changers, was designed by Google and West Virginia Extension service. The challenge, which features an interactive coding kit, teaches kids ages 8-14 how to use computer science (CS) to create games, solve problems and engage with topics they’re passionate about.
As a partner of 4-H, The Donaldson Foundation also focuses on providing impactful NYSD programming to youth in communities where Donaldson employees live and work. Employees at 17 plant locations across the U.S. raised their hands to facilitate NYSD activities in their local communities.
Donaldson, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a global manufacturer of filtration solutions. For over 100 years, Donaldson has been continuously innovating to solve complex filtration challenges. Today, the company is one of the largest providers of unique filtration technologies and high-quality filters and parts.
The Donaldson Foundation, founded in 1966, funds charitable causes on behalf of Donaldson Company, Inc. The Foundation’s mission is to positively impact the communities in which Donaldson Company employees live and work by supporting education—with a spec focus on STEM education. Led by an employee volunteer board, the Donaldson Foundation grants upwards of $1.2 million each year to nonprofit organizations nationwide.
Donaldson is rooted in technology innovation and the encouragement of STEM learning; the company is proud to support 4-H’s National Youth Science Day challenge—which can give youth the inspiration to become tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.