GARY PAYTON FOUNDATION
Gary Payton and Steve Wozniak have announced up to $7 million in support for K-employment initiatives in K-12 schools. This partnership has arisen from their shared passion to prepare today’s youth for successful employment. Payton is committed to igniting economic development in his hometown as well as in the cities fundamental to his career, while Wozniak has demonstrated that when students are given the opportunity to develop an engineering mindset through hands-on projects as early as possible, they can land high-paying, high tech jobs shortly after completing high school. Payton and Wozniak have teamed up to help make it happen in Oakland, Seattle, and Portland through Woz ED.
Woz ED provides a personalized approach to nurturing an engineering mindset through hands-on projects that progress from Kindergarten through employment. These learners can land high-demand tech jobs, create new products, build new businesses, and positively impact the world. They dream, design, engineer, test, improve, and create through coding, robotics, drones, 3D printing, data analysis, and mobile development.
“Put your hand down, you can’t stop this!”