April 22, 2024

I-66 EMP Funds Scholarships for 10 Students at Tech Adventure Camp

66 Express Operator Contributes $2,750 to FCPS’s Weekly Summer Education Program

Manassas, Va. April 22, 2024 – At a check presentation held today, I-66 Express Mobility Partners (I-66 EMP), the builder and operator of the 66 Express Outside the Beltway, provided $2,750 to Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to cover needs-based scholarships for 10 students to attend Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) this summer.

Tech Adventure Camp is a weekly summer enrichment program offering elementary-age students (kindergarten through fifth grade) in Fairfax County the opportunity to explore subjects such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), art, health, business, marketing, technical trades, and more.

“We’re extremely pleased to receive this donation from I-66 Express Mobility Partners,” said Dr. Lynette Henry, Educate Fairfax’s executive director. “This money will give 10 deserving students facing economic hardship the chance to experience Fairfax County Public Schools Tech Adventure Camp and inspire their future careers. This summer camp is designed to give students the opportunity to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, business and marketing. We’re very thankful to I-66 Express Mobility Partners for making a difference in the lives of our students. We look forward to continuing this partnership and achieving even greater successes together in the future.”

The contribution continues I-66 EMP’s strong support of education, particularly STEM education, in Fairfax County and throughout Northern Virginia. During 2023, I-66 EMP contributed a total of $25,000 to Educate Fairfax, the Education Foundation for FCPS. That total includes a $5,000 donation to the Kids In Need Fund, which provides essential school supplies for students from disadvantaged households, and $20,000 to provide lab equipment and programming for the STEM-oriented Innovators Fund.

In addition, the roadway operator provided judges and a $10,000 contribution to the Prince William-Manassas Regional Science and Engineering Fair in March 2024. That followed a $23,000 donation in September 2023 to SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools, to fund the installation of new STEM-focused maker spaces at five (5) Title I middle schools.

“STEM education programs like the Tech Adventure Camp are exactly what we strive to support here in Northern Virginia,” said Nancy H. Smith, corporate affairs director for I-66 EMP. “We’re happy to build upon our great partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, and we’re excited to see what innovative ideas these students come up with.”

About Fairfax County Public Schools:
Serving more than 181,000 students, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) transforms our community’s most valuable potential – our children – to shape a thriving future. We are the community’s gathering place where, together, we foster creative thinking, a culture of caring, and lifelong connections. In our schools, students share a diversity of experiences that prepare them for success in a global society; teachers creatively challenge and inspire young minds; and parents actively engage in their children’s future. Learn more at www.FCPS.edu.

About the 66 Express Outside the Beltway:
Part of VDOT’s Transform 66 Outside the Beltway program, the lanes of the 66 Express are a transformative 22.5-mile multi-modal mega-project featuring advanced dynamic-tolling systems to keep traffic flowing at all times. The lanes provide Northern Virginia commuters, businesses, and mass transit with a reliable option to move people, goods, and services throughout the I-66 corridor, allowing drivers to Sit Less, Live More. Visit www.Ride66Express.com to learn more, and keep up with the 66 Express on Facebook and Twitter.

About I-66 Express Mobility Partners:
I-66 Express Mobility Partners (EMP) is a consortium of leading infrastructure companies including Cintra, Meridiam, and APG. In public-private partnership (P3) with VDOT, I-66 EMP is contracted to operate the 66 Express Outside the Beltway through 2066. Connect with I-66 EMP on LinkedIn.