Reading to Kids Named as a Fluor Global Community Project Fund Winner
Monday, October 6, 2014 Los Angeles, Calif. Reading to Kids was selected by Fluor Corporation as one of 10 community projects to receive $10,000 as part of Fluor Corporation’s Global Community Project Fund.
Reading to Kids will use these funds and volunteer support from Fluor employees to offer special STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) themed reading clubs at seven Downtown Los Angeles elementary schools this November.
"People sometimes forget a crucial fact that reading is at the core of STEM education," says Jinhwa Chun, Reading to Kids volunteer and Fluor employee. "No matter what children want to be - journalists, lawyers, doctors, artists, etc. - reading habits formed at a young age will guide them wherever they go."
'The Wonders of Science and Technology' reading club, Reading to Kids' name for their STEM inspired club on November 8th, will bring children together with Fluor volunteers who will read to them and also take time out to discuss the importance of science and technology-based fields of study, and the significance of reading within those fields.
About Reading to Kids
Reading to Kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success. On the second Saturday of every month, Reading to Kids brings together a diverse group of volunteers from across Los Angeles to help instill the joys of reading and of the arts. For more information about Reading to Kids, or to sign up as a volunteer reader, please log onto www.readingtokids.org.
About Flour Corporation
Fluor Corporation is a global engineering and construction firm that designs and builds some of the world's most complex projects. The company creates and delivers innovative solutions for its clients in engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, maintenance and project management on a global basis. For more than a century, Fluor has served clients in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, mining and power market sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 110 on the FORTUNE 500 list. With more than 40,000 employees worldwide, the company's revenue for 2013 was $27.4 billion. Visit Fluor at www.fluor.com and follow on Twitter @FluorCorp.