President Donald Trump is donating his second quarter salary of $100,000 to fund a science camp, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Wednesday.
“Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump’s Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp,” the Department of Education’s statement read, according to the Washington Post. The camp will focus on science, technology, engineering and math, per its STEM description.
Trump also donated his first-quarter salary of more than $78,000 to the National Park Service, after it — like the Department of Education and federally funded science initiatives — faced budget cuts, according to the president’s proposed plan.
“I want to start by saying how grateful I am to the president for this generous gift. The president has truly shown his commitment to our nation’s students and to reforming education in America so that every child, no matter their zip code, has access to a high-quality education,” DeVos said Wednesday.
“Today’s and tomorrow’s economy requires students prepared for STEM careers,” DeVos said according to CNN.
DeVos and First Daughter Ivanka Trump have also jointly founded a campaign to encourage girls and young women to become interested and enroll in STEM programs.
“Just yesterday, Ivanka Trump and I hosted a summer reading event at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History where the focus was on getting young girls, ages 6-10, excited about learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,” DeVos said.
— Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVosED) July 25, 2017
“Again, thank you to President Trump for this generous gift,” Devos concluded.
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