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February 14, 2023
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(BPRW) FPL supports Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School

Recipient of the FPL Makeover Grant conducts their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

(Black PR Wire) Recently, a big reveal took place at Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School in Riviera Beach, FL as they celebrated a $50,000 Classroom Makeover, thanks to a generous grant from Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and its charitable arm, the NextEra Energy Foundation. FPL has been recognized by the School District of Palm Beach County and the Florida Commissioner of Education for its critical role in supporting our schools and students.

The school was able to purchase new state of the art 3-D glasses, chairs, cubbies and much more to enhance stem learning. Dozens of FPL employees volunteered at the ceremony with a special hands-on activity, as each class had the chance to build their own electric generator.

FPL’s Classroom Makeover grants help give diverse students transformational learning opportunities… these grants are open to all grade levels at public, private and charter schools.

Following the classroom unveiling, FPL employees held a generator build competition for the school’s 3rd – 5th grade students, allowing them firsthand experience in STEM with onsite mentoring and coaching.

FPL is committed to helping make our communities even better places to live, work and raise a family – and a major part of that is investing in education.

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About Florida Power & Light Company

As America’s largest electric utility, Florida Power & Light Company serves more customers and sells more power than any other utility, providing clean, affordable, reliable electricity to approximately 5.8 million accounts, or more than 12 million people. FPL operates one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and in 2021 won the ReliabilityOne® National Reliability Award for the sixth time in the last seven years. The company received the top ranking in the southern U.S. among large electric providers, according to J.D. Power’s 2021 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM and 2021 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM. The company was also recognized in 2020 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Escalent for the seventh consecutive year. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity.  NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2022 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and recognized on Fortune’s 2021 list of companies that “Change the World.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: