PENCOM Partners with Vista Center to Support STEM Education for Blind Children

Over the weekend, PENCOM had the opportunity to support the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in a back-to-school event aimed at teaching kids how to cope with bullying, and activities encouraging science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

The event began with an anti-bullying guest speaker. It’s known that bullying can have a lasting impact on anyone. Students with vision loss often get singled out because they learn differently from their peers. Students and parents learned ways to respond to and navigate bullying.

After a short lunch, the event finished with a fun, tactile jack-o-lantern project, just in time for Halloween, to enhance STEM skills. Children used pumpkins and various hardware donated by PENCOM to create accessible and expressive jack-o-lanterns!

As an additional act of support, PENCOM made a financial donation so the Vista Center may continue their work in the community.

The Vista Center empowers individuals who are blind or visually impaired to embrace life to the fullest through evaluation, counseling, education, and training. To find out more information about the Vista Center, visit their website at .