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Kohl's Donates $1.5 Million to Discovery World for STEM Education Access


Funding supports Kohl's Design It! Lab and Mobile Lab which promote
creativity and innovation to students and families in Milwaukee's most
vulnerable communities

(NYSE:KSS) announced it will award a $1.5 million grant to Discovery
World, over three years, to increase access to science, technology,
engineering, and math (STEM) education for children and families in
Milwaukee's most vulnerable communities through Kohl's
Design It!
, a hands-on, educational program that encourages students
and families to use technology to turn imagination into reality.

"Kohl's is proud to continue our partnership with Discovery World to
provide opportunities for students and families to participate in free,
interactive STEM programming, increasing their knowledge of the
disciplines and exposing them to careers in the field," said Jen
Johnson, Kohl's senior vice president of communications. "We applaud the
work Discovery World is doing in bringing hands-on, age-appropriate
learning centered around design and creativity to kids in our community."

Discovery World will allocate Kohl's funding to bring highly innovative
STEM education to the fingertips of more local children and families
through the following efforts:

  • Free School Visits to Discovery World: Students from more than
    250 qualifying local schools, with 50 percent or more of the student
    population living in poverty, will have the opportunity to visit
    Discovery World to participate in Kohl's Design It! Lab at no cost. At
    the Kohl's Design It! Lab, students harness their creativity by
    partaking in collaborative art- and design-focused STEM projects.
  • No-Cost Community-Based Programming for Families: The Kohl's
    Design It! Mobile Lab will travel to organizations in Milwaukee
    communities and qualifying schools, with 70 percent or more of the
    total student base living in poverty, to introduce families and
    students to the intellectually stimulating STEM field through engaging
    demonstrations and a variety of hands-on learning activities,
    including product development.

"Kohl's Design It! has become a pivotal resource for local students and
families to receive hands-on educational programming focused on
creativity, innovation and design," said Amy Panicucci, Discovery
World's director of marketing. "Kohl's generous support helps us
educate, motivate, mobilize, and inspire the innovators and
entrepreneurs of tomorrow by providing impactful and engaging
educational experiences today."

Since 2010, Kohl's and Kohl's Cares have committed $7.5 million to
Discovery World to launch and support the Kohl's Design It! educational
program, which includes the Kohl's Design It! Lab and the Kohl's Design
It! Mobile Lab.

About Kohl's

Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than
1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering
families to lead fulfilled lives, Kohl's offers amazing national and
exclusive brands, incredible savings and an easy shopping experience in
our stores, online at and on Kohl's mobile app. Since its
founding, Kohl's has given more than $700 million to support communities
nationwide, with a focus on family health and wellness. For a list of
store locations or to shop online, visit For more information
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About Discovery World

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Discovery World is Milwaukee's
premier science and technology center that's fun for the whole family.
The 120,000-square foot facility is home to interactive exhibits, fresh
and saltwater tanks in the Reiman Aquarium, live theater shows, and a
multitude of educational programs. Discovery World is also home to
Wisconsin's Flagship, the Sailing Vessel (S/V) Denis Sullivan. To
find out more call (414) 765-9966 or visit

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