Florida Power and Light Donates $20,000 to Support National Naval Aviation Museum’s New Homeschool Program

by Katie King |Katie@ewbullock.com

Florida Power and Light Donates $20,000 to Support National Naval Aviation Museum’s New Homeschool Program

Pensacola, Fla. (August 11, 2023) The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (NAMF) is delighted to announce a recent contribution of $20,000 from Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) towards the museum’s new Homeschool Academy. The check presentation ceremony took place on the base this morning.

Homeschool Academy: The Museum Classroom was initiated by NAMF in January 2023, with a focus on families homeschooling children aged 5 to 18. FPL’s generous grant will enable NAMF to extend the program’s reach throughout the entire school year, benefiting the homeschooling community.

“We’re profoundly thankful for this contribution. FPL’s generosity empowers us to provide hands-on STEM activities and unique museum tours to our growing local homeschool community year-round,” said Dianna Hayden, Director of Education for NAMF.

The FPL NextEra Energy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the communities it serves, striving to create better living, working, and family-raising environments through investments in impactful local organizations. The foundation operates on funding from FPL employees and shareholders, channeling financial support to local nonprofit agencies, particularly in times of need.

Every quarter, FPL collaborates with nonprofit organizations in Northwest Florida through the NextEra Energy Foundation, directing contributions to programs aligned with the company’s business objectives. One such objective, named “Opportunity,” focuses on endorsing educational initiatives that eliminate barriers to growth and foster the development of future leaders in the state.

J.T. Young, VP and General Manager of FPL’s Northwest Florida region, expressed the company’s pride in participating as a community partner and supporting the expansion of the Naval Aviation Museum Homeschool Academy’s STEM curriculum.

“We are thrilled to support their crucial work by offering essential financial resources for acquiring necessary equipment and supplies. This assistance will aid them in delivering a hands-on, interactive learning experience for homeschooled students,” Young said.

Media Note: For more information about the National Naval Aviation Museum or Foundation, contact Hannah Pennell at (850) 453-2389. or hpennell@navalaviationmuseum.org.


About the National Naval Aviation Museum

The National Naval Aviation Museum features nearly 350,000 square feet of displays and is one of the world’s largest aviation museums. Located aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station, the facility boasts more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. Be sure to visit Hangar Bay One, displaying aircraft of the post-WWII era including presidential helicopter, Marine One. Among the countless things to touch, see and experience are thrilling HD flight simulators. Don’t miss the drama and power of the new laser-powered Giant Screen digital theater. The Cubi Bar Café offers a unique dining experience, and the Flight Deck Store is the perfect place to find a souvenir that captures the spirit of Naval Aviation. Museum admission is FREE.


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