Time Warner Cable announces new initiative

Time Warner Cable is hoping to address a declining interest in science, technology, engineering and math in young people. The company has created an initiative called “Connect a Million minds”.

Over the next 5 years they hope to contribute 100 million dollars nationwide…by donating public service announcements and providing students with hands–on, after school opportunities.

Time Warner also created an online tool that makes it easy for students and parents to find learning opportunities in their community. “84 percent of middle school students say they would rather clean their room, eat vegetables, go to the dentist or take out the trash than do math or science so clearly there is an immediate need for you the to develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math,” Ann Shrewsbury with Time Warner said.

One of the activities that time warner sponsored was in January. The company provided 4–H with volunteers and money for the robotics expo at the Strategic Air and Space museum.

If you would like more information on “connect a million minds” you can log onto www.connectamillionminds.com