Helping children succeed and promoting STEM careers

Partners in Education

  • PPL is the Community School partner of Brigadier General Anna Mae Hays Elementary School in Allentown. Through this program, employees volunteer throughout the school year reading to classrooms, organizing educational school events and other classroom activities, and coordinating donations for students in need.
  • The PPL Foundation also provides financial support to the school for after-school enrichment programs, field trips and school supplies.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit

  • In Pennsylvania, PPL participates in this program, which allows companies to invest in projects that improve education and enhance access to high-quality Pre-K programs.
Child picking books from Cover to Cover

Cover to Cover

Thousands of students in grades K-3 experience the joy of summer reading through PPL Foundation’s Cover to Cover reading program. Annually, the company donates nearly 9,000 new books to dozens of summer reading programs throughout PPL Electric’s 29-county service area.

Northamption Community College bucket truck donation

Giving a Lift to Aspiring Lineworkers

Amid the growing success of Northampton Community College’s Line Worker program, the college hit a snag: The lone bucket truck used for training was no longer useable. Knowing the significance of the loss and how critical it was to replace it, PPL decided we couldn’t let the college move forward without one. In October 2017, we officially handed over one of our trucks, ensuring that aspiring line workers get the training they need to do the best and safest job possible. We have provided assistance to the college since it began offering the lineworker program in 2011. Our workers helped develop the course curriculum, and we previously provided used utility poles. To date, the twelve-week program has graduated 115 students. Graduates are in the position to be hired as trainees for electric and cable companies with the ultimate goal of becoming journeymen lineworkers.

STEM Educator Awards

  • As an energy company, PPL is creating the utility of the future. Supporting a strong foundation in education is critical to the success of today’s students and helps to create the highly skilled workforce of the future.
  • Through the STEM Educator Awards, PPL recognizes teachers that engage student in science, technology, engineering and math. Winning teachers receive funding for classroom supplies and professional development.