AT&T is giving back

STEM receives a donation from AT&T.

An organization that strives to prepare kids for a job in a competitive field is a little richer.

The Kirksville Country Club hosted a check presentation to the Kirksville Regional STEM Alliance. AT&T gave a $700 donation to STEM which focuses on education for kids in grades K through 12 in order to prepare them for careers in high-tech jobs.

â??STEM is really important,â?? said AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs Craig Felzien. â??Science, technology, engineering and mathematics is really critical not only for the country and Missouri, but also for AT&T. Those are the kind of people we are hiring.â??

The STEM Alliance was created in 2014 as a result of the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerceâ??s STEM Summit in March.