At Subaru, we know the greatest learning happens when students have the tools that inspire new ways of thinking and seeing the world. This August, through our Subaru Loves Learning initiative, and in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Subaru and our retailers are fueling the next generation of innovators by donating over 91,000 award-winning science books.

You can help by visiting a participating Subaru retailer and writing a note of encouragement to a local student on a bookmark or personalizing a book label. Your message and personalized book label will be inserted in a science book and donated on your behalf to a local school in need. Subaru and AAAS also invite you to spark a child’s interest in science today by downloading the science activity booklet, which includes fun experiments using common materials found around the house.

Since 2015, we’ve partnered with AAAS through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative to donate over 277,600 science books to schools in communities across the country.

Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions is designed to enable teachers nationwide to bring students on virtual reality trips to places a school bus can’t normally go. To date, Google Expeditions has benefited over 1 million students in 11 countries, and created over 200 Expeditions.

At Subaru, we and our retailers have a Love Promise commitment to making a positive impact in the world in which we live and work. It’s our aim to spread this impact as far as we can, and through this, we created the Subaru Loves Learning initiative to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible. In support of this initiative, Subaru teamed up with Google as the official U.S. partner of the Expeditions Pioneer Program. Specially equipped Subaru vehicles traveled to schools nationwide to bring Expeditions kits to classrooms, taking students on virtual reality field trips to places they have never been before. Subaru also worked with the Expeditions team to develop unique journeys covering topics such as zero-landfill manufacturing and sustainability.
Watch the below video, and see how Subaru and Google Expeditions teamed up to help Bronx Charter School students Amma and Julia make their school cafeteria more sustainable.

Teach for America

All kids deserve an excellent education that will help them achieve their dreams, which is why Teach For America recruits and develops diverse teachers to lead classrooms in low-income communities and become lifelong advocates for educational equity.

 

During the 2013 Share the Love Event, Subaru supported Teach For America’s efforts to help expand educational opportunity for more than 750,000 children throughout the United States.

Addressing the Lack of Girls in Tech

“The only thing that would make it better is to have more girls and last longer!” –  fourth-grade student, GET Program Saturday Academy is an education nonprofit in Portland, Oregon that provides out-of-school time learning opportunities for curious children. We are grateful to have received Subaru of America Foundation funding for our Girls Engage Technology (GET) Program. GET addresses the under-representation of women in technology by bringing computer programming workshops to groups of girls to spark their interest and increase their confidence with technology. Workshops are taught by teen girls with programming experience who coach fourth and fifth grade girls to create an animated story using Scratch programming in a fun, low-stress environment. One of our partners this year was Wilkes Elementary School. In March, our GET Program Director and teen teachers taught 11 Wilkes girls the basics of programming. Most of the girls had never typed a website URL into a browser search bar before this workshop. By the end of the six hours, each girl could program Scratch commands and use those commands to tell a story with animated characters. After the workshop, girls reported identifying as more of a “tech person” and wanted to continue learning more about technology. Thanks to support from Subaru and others, GET is successfully sparking girls’ interest in technology and boosting their self-confidence to continue building new tech skills.