Shineman Foundation Announces Grant to WCNY

By HALEY DUBNOFF:

WCNY received a $30,000 grant from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation of Oswego to support New York state’s first Enterprise America program, located in WCNY’s new Broadcast and Education Center in Syracuse.

The funds will help to support the building and operation of Enterprise America, and will provide the opportunity for Oswego County students to use the program.

“The Shineman Foundation is excited to partner with WCNY to help bring this innovative, experiential learning program to the Central New York Community,” said Lauren A. Pistell, executive director of the Foundation. “We commend WCNY’s dedication to education and are particularly excited that they will be inviting students from Oswego County to learn in the Enterprise America city.”

The Enterprise America program is public broadcasting’s first hands-on experiential learning program. Middle school students take part in a real-life immersive learning experience focused on STEM (science, technology, education and math) skills, entrepreneurship, and financial and civic literacy. They apply what they learn in their classrooms and become business entrepreneurs, political leaders, employees and consumers in the Enterprise America city and its 14 businesses and City Hall.Original story here,