At Subaru, we are dedicated to supporting educational opportunities for students throughout our communities. We do this through a variety of partnerships, donations, and volunteer efforts, which continued through 2021.
In 2021, we launched our partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, a national nonprofit that provides school supplies to high-needs classrooms across the country. With the support of Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) and participating retailers, we partnered with more than 660 schools, served more than 5,300 classrooms, and supported more than 133,000 students for the 2021 school year.
133,650 students received new school supplies
in partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org
In addition to our national partnership, Subaru adopted every K–5 classroom in the Camden City School District. See our Camden section for more info.
Subaru University partners with secondary and post-secondary automotive technology education programs throughout the U.S. and supplies them with Subaru technical training curricula to augment and complement their existing program of studies. Through the larger mission of the Subaru Love Promise, Subaru University strives to prepare our nation’s automotive technology students for their first steps into a career at Subaru retailers and the automobile industry at large. There is no cost to the student to participate in this program.
Subaru University currently serves more secondary schools than any other automaker. Since December 2021, we partnered with a total of 403 secondary and post-secondary schools, sponsored 242 interns, and trained 6,323 students in our program with the help of 545 participating retailers. In 2021, 45 students become full-time technicians at Subaru.
enrolled in Subaru University
Discovery Education Partnership with Camden City School District
As many educators faced the challenge of teaching remote and hybrid classrooms in 2021, the Subaru of America, Inc. Foundation was proud to continue its partnership with the Camden City School District to support the Discovery Education experience. Through this multi-year partnership with Discovery Education, over 7,000 Camden students received access to high-quality digital content, and teachers received professional development to implement new digital resources into their lesson plans. Whether our educators are teaching online or hybrid courses, Subaru is helping them stay connected with their students while learning at home and in the classroom.
Subaru enabled access to digital resources and professional development for 19 schools, 806 educators, and 6,638 students in 2021. Subaru also provided more than 200,000 innovative resources, including activities that are carefully curated and segmented by grade level, to educators across Camden City School District.
Nurturing a Love for Science
We continue to promote strong education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by providing science-focused educational resources for students, teachers, and families through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The library of over 130 resources, created by our partner, provides online activities for students in grades K–8, covering a variety of science topics in English and Spanish. Content includes hands-on materials, profiles of diverse scientists, blog posts, and interviews with science writers. These educational resources encourage learning, highlight diversity in science, foster STEM literacy, and nurture a love for STEM subjects. In 2021, 30,000 users accessed the program. Spanish-translated resources were utilized almost twice as much in 2021 compared to 2020.
Celebrating Science Writing and Illustration for Children with AAAS
The AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults in four categories to inspire curiosity about science and motivate our youngest generation to explore pathways that may lead to careers in STEM. The 2022 awards cycle brought in over 330 book nominations. The 2022 prize winners include books covering biomimicry in nature, the history of vaccinations, important biological insights, and learning how to read and observe the sky in the name of discovery.