By 8th grade, 50% of students will decide that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) “isn’t for them.” What these students don’t realize is that this severely restricts their career options down the road and negatively impacts society’s pipeline of STEM-trained professionals.

One way to combat this enormous loss is by reaching more students and giving them engaging and inspiring, hands-on educational experiences at a young age, like those provided at the Challenger Learning Center—where students can feel inspired and see themselves working in STEM careers.

Your support provides innovative and collaborative education programs that ignite the potential in every student we reach. Please join us and make a difference in the lives of our students by donating today.

IRA Distributions

At age 72, IRA owners are required by law to take mandatory minimum distributions. IRA owners can transfer gifts tax-free to the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee. Transfers must be made directly from the IRA or by writing a check from the IRA up to a $100,000 limit. If this giving option is right for you please call the FSU Foundation at (850)644-6000 for the information you need to initiate a transfer through your broker.

Sponsor a Scholarship

It’s becoming harder for teachers to take their students on field trips and experience hands-on STEM opportunities. One of the largest hurdles is high transportation costs. Whether it’s public school buses or private transportation, school systems struggle to afford it. In an effort to provide equal educational opportunities to students across our entire service area, we provide scholarships for field trips, transportation, and in-school outreach programs.

Sponsor Equipment for Educators

In order to create extraordinary experiences for students we invest in unique STEM equipment that connects students to classroom concepts and promotes further learning and interest. Below are some examples of our most requested equipment.


By supporting the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee, you’ll help increase access to our programs and break down a barrier that many students face in accessing enriching STEM experiences.