It’s that back-to-school time of year again.  

Aisles of every store are filled to the brim with pens, notepads and backpacks ready to help students succeed in their pursuit of knowledge. However, not all students have the resources to properly prepare for the school year, which can put them behind in the classroom and cause them to miss critical lessons.  

At Sealed Air, we strive to leave our communities better than we found them by engaging our time, talents and resources in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and literacy programs that help mold the next generation of innovators. 

Student opening school supplies

This summer, Sealed Air employees at our Global Corporate Headquarters: 

  • Donated more than 350 critical school supply items and 250 STEM kits to local nonprofit Classroom Central, where teachers may shop for back-to-school items free of charge. 

  • Shared our expertise in working and investing smarter with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to improve the school system’s operational excellence. 

Throughout the school year, our employees: 

  • Support Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools North Star Reading Partners program by reading with third graders at Reid Park Academy who need extra help improving their literacy skills. 

  • Encourage curious minds at Metrolina Scholars Academy through the Sealed Air Innovation Award, presented to a student who finds innovative ways to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges during the school’s annual science fair. 

We know that inspiring students is the key to the future success of our community and world. For Sealed Air, providing support to quality STEM and literacy education programs is our responsibility and the right thing to do.