These C4EE campers are working on a project outdoors while enjoying the sunshine. 

The Center for Energy Education (C4EE) looks forward to offering another exciting summer for students in Halifax County thanks to a generous $15,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. These funds are designated to the C4EE summer camp program, making it free for surrounding K-3rd grade and middle school-aged children to attend and participate in hands-on activities about renewable energy and environmental education. “Our partnership with Duke Energy is important, and we appreciate the funding offered to enhance learning opportunities for local students, comments Mozine Lowe, Executive Director for C4EE. “We are especially pleased that environmental education is the focus for this year’s summer camps as it aligns with our Renewable Energy and Climate Change Exhibits scheduled to launch in late summer.”

C4EE is a nonprofit corporation that serves as a center for renewable energy education, research, and workforce development. Over the course of three years, the Center has offered summer camps to over 200 middle school students and solar education workshops for schoolteachers.

“C4EE is quickly emerging as a place to raise awareness on renewable energy and its importance locally, regionally, and globally,” states Georg Veit, CEO of Geenex and Chairman of the Board for C4EE.

Thanks to Duke Energy’s commitment to energy education in rural communities, approximately 120 students can attend one of four Renewable Energy Summer Camps in Halifax, NC during June and July.

“Duke Energy is proud to support the Center for Energy Education as they cultivate the next generation of our energy sector workforce. Our industry is rapidly changing, and we need bright, young minds ready to develop new solutions,” Tanya Evans, Duke Energy district manager said.

For more information about the C4EE and to sign-up for one of its Renewable Energy Summer Camps, visit https://center4ee.org/events or call 252-541-3004.