Students reached through this critical literacy partnership.
Books and reading resources provided to students nationwide.
Total locations where employees supported the creation and distribution of RIF literacy kits in 2022.
Trane employees in 20 locations volunteered their time to support the creation of literacy kits that were distributed to 11,000 students with books and resources to inspire the joy of reading in children.
RIF Board of Directors member and Trane Technologies executive, Michelle Murphy, wrote a guest post on RIF’s blog, sharing the importance of our work together to further Trane’s commitment to inspiring a passion for reading.
This year marked the launch of the Trane Sustainable Futures Center on Literacy Central, RIF’s free online destination for book resources. This Center is anchored on four important environmental themes with supplementary book suggestions and tools for educators and families. It has had over 20,000 page views since it launched.
Another key component of our Trane Technologies corporate partnership included supporting the RIF Read for Success program in 6 elementary schools. This ultimately provided 600 students in under-resourced communities with 6 new books and resources each, book collections for their classrooms, and professional development for their educators.
Additionally, we created a volunteer opportunity for Trane Technologies employees. This included the development of Q&A style videos, where Trane employees shared their experience and skills by answering student questions around the environment, sustainability, climate solutions, and STEM careers. These informative and inspiring videos were shared with classrooms in Trane’s communities across the country and are available to view on-demand.
We’re laser focused on underrepresented students. Education is our main focus, and the foundation of literacy must happen for the students to get into the next phase of learning—experiential learning—and all the things related to STEM.
The impact that Trane Technologies and RIF have had together in reaching thousands of children through bridging the gap between literacy and STEM has exceeded our expectations. Thanks to the support of Trane Technologies and their remarkable employee volunteers, we have supported children in historically under-resourced communities. Literacy challenges in elementary school are among the leading causes for children to struggle with STEM. Our partnership is addressing this issue by connecting children with the power of books to help them understand their planet and inspire them to care for it, now and in the future.
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