Advancing Girls’ Opportunities in Appalachia for Learning and Success (A+GOALS)

Education   Empowerment   Economic Development

Literacy, Leadership and STEAM education are the focus of Eastman Foundation’s program, A+GOALS. Through creativity and discovery, the program creates a unique set of opportunities for young girls in rural southern Appalachia to learn, express herself and value herself.

A+GOALS is a two-week summer program, currently hosted at Emmett Elementary, in partnership with Sullivan County Schools. The Foundation understands the importance of providing educational experiences in the four years between childhood and adolescence to increase educational aspirations, self-confidence and world views. We make it possible for the families with bus transportation, two healthy meals, enrichment opportunities, and fun activities offered each day. Learn More

STREAMWORKS: Making an Impact

Education   Empowerment

The establishment of a STREAMWORKS, a strong network of coaches and a new STEM gym with practice field are making an extraordinary impact for students at Eastman’s global headquarters in East Tennessee.

Since the formation of STREAMWORKS, an educational partnership powered by the Eastman Foundation, students involved in STEAM activities – specifically robotics – are noting a substantial change. For the first time, Dobyns-Bennett’s FIRST Robotics team earned a spot at the international competition and one of the local middle school teams advanced to the state tournament. STREAMWORKS supports local educational efforts in a number of ways and demonstrates that having the right resources and visionary leadership can spark change that empowers great success. Learn More

Recognizing 20 Under 20

Education   Empowerment   Economic Development

STREAMWORKS, an educational partnership powered by the Eastman Foundation, is celebrating outstanding individuals age 20 and under who demonstrate exemplary achievements in community service, entrepreneurialism, leadership, academics, and STEM activities. Beyond the recognition of these students, this initiative will spotlight the critical necessity of STEM education throughout the Appalachian Highlands region. Encouraging students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math is vital to the survival of the workforce in our region as well as the nation’s economy. Learn More