MMI Preparatory School recently received a $500 Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance grant from Onvo. The School will use the funds to purchase Raspberry Pi computers for Upper School Technology students and math manipulatives for middle school learning.
MMI Academic Dean/Computer Science and Technology instructor Justin Vincent said, “Incorporating Raspberry Pi computers in our tech classes cultivates a dynamic learning environment, fostering creativity and problem solving. Meanwhile, hands-on math manipulatives in our middle school instill a solid foundation, ensuring that our students not only embrace technology but also master the fundamentals of mathematics.”
Harman Aulakh, Onvo Vice President – Marketing, said, “Onvo is proud to continue to support the students of MMI through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant. A strong STEM education is a core building block of any curriculum, and we are happy to support MMI’s STEM programs.
Founded in 1988, Onvo—formerly known as Liberty—is a family business with its roots in Northeast Pennsylvania. The Onvo story begins 35 years ago with the first truck stop just outside of Scranton, PA in a town called Tunkhannock. Since then, the Onvo team has built a network of travel plazas, convenience stores, and restaurants dedicated to serving the travelers of Pennsylvania, New York, and beyond. As of 2022, the Onvo family of businesses now includes 40 travel plazas and gas stations, 24 quick service and full-service restaurants, petroleum distribution, and 6 hotels in Pennsylvania and Upstate New York.
ExxonMobil is fueling young minds through the Educational Alliance. Over $40 million has been committed since the program’s inception, which funds math and science programs at schools. It’s part of their ongoing effort to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education within the
Pictured left to right: MMI Head of School Theresa Long, Onvo District Manager Tomas Castillo, and Onvo Director of Merchandising John Parduski.