What Is The PECO Energizing Education Program?
For 15 years, PECO and The NEED Project have partnered together to provide local schools with the PECO Energizing Education Program (PEEP). The PEEP program included workshops, curriculum and kits, and several other activities for schools to participate in throughout the year. PEEP 2.0 Programming invites educators from across the Philadelphia region to participate in energy education workshops and receive hands-on kits for their classrooms. PEEP 2.0 also encourages attendees to sign up for Educational Energy Audits for their schools. In addition, schools are invited to participate in the Exelon Energy Innovation Challenge – which will engage students in exploring energy and seeking solutions to energy challenges of today and tomorrow. The Energy Innovation Challenge participants will come together in May to showcase their solutions to showcase their solutions in a virtual Energy Innovation Challenge Think Tank & Experiment session.
Participating schools receive (at no cost):
One-day training on energy and relevant curriculum(Substitute reimbursement or stipend provided)
- Hands-on energy curriculum for the classroom
An opportunity to apply for an Educational Energy Audit with additional classroom materials
- An opportunity to receive an Energy Fair Box to host a school or community Energy Fair
The option to participate in the Exelon Energy Innovation Challenge
Who can participate?
Greater Philadelphia Area teachers in the PECO service area
Teachers of grades 3-12 in the following content areas:
Science, math, technology, gifted & talented, special education
How do we join the fun?
Join us for a workshop! At this training you will select the classroom kit and materials you would like to use.
Opportunity to participate in the 2023 Energy Innovation Challenge – PDF of Details & Sign Up Form
- Opportunity to receive an Energy Fair Box to help host a school Energy Fair – Deadline 2/1/23
- Opportunity to participate in a free PEEP 2.0 Educational Energy Audit – What is an Energy Audit? (PPT)
- Educational Energy Audit Sign Up
Schools selected for an audit will also receive a NEED Energy Efficiency and Conservation Kit!
- Educational Energy Audit Sign Up
PECO Energy Bingo
Questions? For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-875-5029
PECO Energizing Education Program For United Way OST Programs
2022-2023 Program Information
Each agency will receive:
- A cash grant to support the selection and implementation of an energy-focused community outreach project
- Hands-on curriculum and kits to teach about the science of energy, energy sources, and energy efficiency and conservation
- Leader training
…more info coming soon!
Sample Community Project Presentations from Past Participants
PEEP Teacher/Leader Resources
Click here to watch and learn more about the PECO Energizing Education Program.
About the Partners
PECO, NEED, and United Way are honored to bring this program to PECO schools and afterschool programs.
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey has, for nearly a century, responded to the needs of our local community while simultaneously addressing the root causes of key issues. We do this by inspiring and uniting the power of individuals, the business community, and the public and nonprofit sectors around common goals. Together, we’re able to drive real community impact in our neighborhoods, our communities, and our region. Together, we’re working to ensure that every individual and family is able to achieve educational success, financial stability and good health.
National Energy Education Development Project
The National Energy Education Development Project promotes an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs. NEED works with energy companies, agencies and organizations to bring balanced energy programs to the nation’s schools with a focus on strong teacher professional development, timely and balanced curriculum materials, signature program capabilities and turn-key program management.