At Daman, we believe strongly in improving the future of our children by cultivating leadership and innovation within our education systems. Studies show that the competitiveness of the U.S. is linked closely to the success of our youth in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Each year, Daman invites students from local schools to learn about the core functions required to operate our business – engineering, quality assurance, and manufacturing. The field trip experience gives students better insight into career opportunities and how they can apply their education. We also support and participate in the following events which help improve the capacity and diversity of the STEM workforce pipeline. 

  • NFPA Education and Technology Foundation

The Fluid Power Challenge is a series of math and science competitions designed to connect today’s middle school students to tomorrow’s fluid power careers. nfpahub.com/fpc

  • Daman is proud to be a Silver Member of The Pascal Society.
  • Everybody has a Story Benefit

A way to give back to the community with an evening of music and storytelling from South Bend's premier musicians, and storytellers volunteering to perform on October 8, 2016, at Century Center's Discovery Room. The concert beneficiary is South Bend Community School Corporation's Madison Primary Center. www.ehassb.com

  • Project Lead the Way

Project Lead The Way provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in an evolving world. www.pltw.org 

  • Five Star

Five Star Life was formed to address the unacceptable amount of high school drop outs by developing in middle school students the desire to succeed and own their futures. The program began in Elkhart, Indiana, but can now be found in schools across the nation. www.fivestarlife.org

  • St. Joe CEO

Entrepreneurship education seeks to prepare people, especially youth, to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers and contribute to economic development and sustainable communities. The CEO program is much more than a textbook course. Rather, students are immersed in real life learning experiences with the opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes.  www.stjoeceo.org

  • The Boys Scouts of America, LaSalle Council

LaSalle Council serves eight counties across Northern Indiana and Southwest Lower Michigan. The programs of the Boy Scouts of America serve young people by enabling them to develop healthy habits and make positive choices. Scouting values emphasize a lifelong appreciation of personal fitness, the prevention of bullying, environmental stewardship & sustainability, and leadership development. www.lasallecouncilbsa.org