All of us at Twig Education are appalled and saddened by the recent brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other African-Americans. The activism and community responses to these horrific events have moved us to look within, both as individuals and as a company, to see how we can continue to contribute to our African-American community.
We are committed to supporting a rich and diverse community of students, educators, and parents all across the US. We firmly believe that education changes lives, both on individual and systemic levels. Our STEM programs are journeys of discovery, not only of the natural world, but also ourselves and those we share this planet with, underpinned by values that include mutual respect and the importance of equity in learning.
We openly acknowledge that, in partnership with school districts, we can provide more culturally relevant opportunities for our students of color to access equitable learning outcomes. For example, we commit to support STEM summer schools serving communities traditionally underrepresented in science through the provision of free resources and training.
Twig Education stands in solidarity with the Black community. As we move forward, we will identify more ways we can respect and reflect the diversity of our entire community. Stay tuned as we go on this journey…