Genesis and Tgr Foundation Continue Partnership by Advancing Access to Steam Education

18 May 2024

In continuation of programming through its partnership with TGR Foundation, Genesis employees recently volunteered at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California to advance access to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics education for youth in the community. Partnering with Child Creativity Lab, Genesis hosted workshops at the TGR Learning Lab where members participating in the after-school program learned how to develop their own future mobility vehicles using reclaimed and upcycled materials. Additionally, Ash Corson, director of product planning at Genesis Motor North America, highlighted his automotive journey, showcased two Genesis models, and detailed potential career opportunities in the industry for the youth in attendance.

"Genesis recognizes the importance of supporting programs that provide quality STEAM education to youth from under-resourced communities," said Corson. "TGR Foundation has been an excellent partner of Genesis, delivering STEAM education to youth at the TGR Learning Lab, helping build the next generation of leaders and creators."

For more than 25 years, TGR Foundation has empowered students to pursue their passions through education, particularly youth from under-resourced communities. Since 2006, the TGR Learning Lab has offered local youth unique, STEAM-based learning experiences in a safe and inspiring environment, providing access to opportunities they need to learn, grow, and prepare for their futures. Each class is intentional about connecting students to tangible career paths while preparing them for success in school and beyond.

"We're grateful for the ongoing support of Genesis as we provide opportunities to help students connect what they're learning in the classroom to the real world," said John Lee, TGR Foundation senior vice president of programs. "The hands-on activities with Child Creativity Lab combined with vehicle tours and insights from Genesis professionals was an impactful experience for our students."

The Genesis design studio in Irvine, California also hosted students from the TGR Learning Lab for a tour, where they learned about various Genesis design careers from industry experts. During the visit, John Krsteski, senior chief designer of Genesis Design North America, discussed firsthand the design and modeling processes for future Genesis vehicles.