Specialty Food Groups has partnered with the Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools for a unique concept to build an education center on wheels. SFG is the title sponsor for the project to renovate a school bus donated by DCPS into a mobile education center.
The converted bus has been equipped with WiFi and will be stocked with literacy, math, science and other resources.
Foundation Executive Director, Vicki Quisenberry, foresees the bus having multiple uses:
- delivering lunch through the summer feeding programs
- bringing physical education equipment into neighborhoods
- distributing books, coats, etc to those in need
- public appearances at events
- and many others.
The concept was presented at the Foundation’s booth during the Home and Garden Show, but the official unveiling of the Exploration Station is scheduled for May 20, 2016, during FridayAfter5, at the Owensboro Convention Center.
“Exploration Station and is one of the most exciting projects we have had the privilege of constructing,” Quisenberry said. “It demonstrates what can be done when our community businesses have a passion for enhancing a love of education in our children and, together, we can continue to promote a community penchant for private support of public education.”
“We are proud to be a title sponsor of this project as it will serve as a vital platform in the drive for educational excellence. As a long standing member of the Daviess County community, we are proud to engage with and enrich our neighbors’ lives through these types of endeavors,” said Ric Herrera, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Specialty Foods Group.
Said Superintendent Owens Saylor about the opportunity, “The Exploration Station bus perfectly illustrates that the Foundation for DCPS and our community partners are willing to ‘go the extra mile’ to reach kids with quality education resources.”
Businesses and individuals who would like to invest in enhancing educational opportunities for DCPS students through Exploration Station sponsorships are asked to contact Vicki Quisenberry at the Foundation for DCPS [email protected] or 270.231.5583.