What’s more, STEM and YELLOW will distribute $1 million to Williams’ educational organization. The funding will spearhead the first micro-school, YELLOWHAB, along with more resources. Current plans in the works include a green roof immersive learning experience and garden beds designed to house activities such as planting vegetation that will support biodiversity and create a circular food system for the community. In addition, the micro-school will host family and community workshops and vitalize classroom programming. The efforts advance a shared mission to ensure science is engaging and accessible for students.
“As a dad, I love to give my kids fun ways to cultivate their curiosity, which is a trait that has fueled my life as a creator, artist and advocate,” said Pharrell Williams, according to a press release. “Being a creator isn’t just about entertaining, but also about being a voice for the communities that are often underserved. We’re proud to be partnering with STEM to inspire learning and scientific discovery, and to fuel growth through equitable schooling and education. Knowing STEM shares this goal of encouraging both children and adults to build an affinity for science and nature, as well as providing kids with accessible learning opportunities, we found a way to deliver an immersive, educational experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family this summers.”