Sanofi Pasteur recognizes that efforts directed toward local youth today will have tremendous impact on the success of our community’s future. That’s why we continue to support our area’s educational institutions, particularly their science- and technology-based programs.
- For several years, Sanofi Pasteur has supported Northampton Community College (NCC) in the creation and maintenance of its biotechnology associates degree program. The company also contributed to the expansion of the college’s Monroe County campus, provided scholarships, donated equipment, and offered internship opportunities to biotechnology program students. Other colleges Sanofi Pasteur supports include East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, The Commonwealth Medical College, Marywood University, University of Scranton, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Misercordia University, and Penn State Worthington.
- Sanofi Pasteur supplied significant funding for the construction of the East Stroudsburg University Science & Technology Center, which will accommodate various science and biotechnology departments and provide a natural transition for ESU graduates to obtain employment at biotechnology and technology-related companies such as Sanofi Pasteur.
- Sanofi Pasteur has also recently enhanced learning opportunities in local schools through programs such as the video based-science lessons called "Science Screen Reports." and through supporting the Weller Health Education Center. in 2011 alone. as a result of this sponsorship, nearly 6,500 children in Monroe County will be empowered to make smarter and healthier choices through the delivery of age-specific preventive health education programs.
- Since 2007, Sanofi Pasteur has provided philanthropic funding so that Monroe County schools can offer a variety of health and wellness programs to thousands of K-12 children. Pictured here are Monroe County students exercising during a Weller Health Education Center program.
- During the 2012-2013 school year, more than 2,000 local fourth-grade students learned firsthand what it means to be an environmental steward, thanks to a revived curriculum connection program conducted by the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) and solely sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur. The program, titled “Pocono Water Habitats,” links science coursework in the classroom with real-life experience, culminating in a field trip to one of the Poconos’ ecological treasures, the Tannersville Bog.
- Sanofi Pasteur’s life-protecting vaccines prevent diseases across the globe. Closer to home, the company provides another proactive measure — teaching Monroe County students the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and inspiring them to make smart decisions that will protect their future. That was the goal the Pennsylvania State Police Department had in mind when they saw a way for Sanofi Pasteur to make a true difference in the lives of local students and called on the company to cosponsor presentations from former NBA player Chris Herren at the Pocono Mountain School District. Through this partnership, Herren, who played professional basketball for both the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics, was able to share his story of triumph over drug addiction, offering a unique and meaningful way for students to relate to and learn from his experiences.
- Today’s children are tomorrow’s scientists. That’s a vision shared by both Sanofi Pasteur and Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), a nonprofit organization and education partner of the National Park Service that focuses on the enjoyment and study of nature. So Sanofi Pasteur donated $15,000 to fund the program costs of PEEC’s SCI Q II, an intensive lab and field-based, week-long camp that encourages scientifically gifted middle and high school students in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
- Sanofi Pasteur donated $20,000 to Pocono Alliance’s Healthy Start Early Childhood Screening program, which is free to all and provides early detection of any vision, hearing, speech, and motor skill impairments, as well as any social, emotional, or developmental issues a Monroe County child may have.