Pictured at right: Courtney Wallace, BNSF Regional Director of Public Affairs, and Seth Muir, Salish Sea Expeditions Executive Director, on the bridge of Elettra III in Ballard, which is used for hands-on teaching of marine science and technology. The BNSF Railway Foundation is a proud sponsor of the program, which has provided learning experiences to more than 15,000 middle and high school students from the Puget Sound region.
The BNSF Railway Foundation gave a grant toward scholarships for youth recreation, education, and enrichment programs in Central Oregon. These scholarships and the other Redmond Area Park and Recreation District programs are vital to the community. A large portion of scholarship funding goes to kids in the Adventure Quest before and after school program, which keeps kids physically active, offers homework help, and provides opportunities for arts, crafts, games, and fun learning.
The Adventure Quest leads were so excited to hear about BNSF’s support that their annual summer box car races will be box train races this year!
BNSF Railway Foundation gave $5,000 to the Treehouse Graduation Success program. Treehouse envisions – and strives to create – a world where every child that has experienced foster care has the opportunities and support they need to pursue their dreams and become productive members of our community.
Their goal is that every foster youth in King County graduates from high school at the same rate as their peers with a plan for their future by 2017.