QEP’s commitment to our communities goes beyond being a good neighbor. We work with our stakeholders to create partnerships that have a positive and meaningful impact – making our communities a better place in which to live and work.
QEP believes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education is vital to our business and to our country’s ability to compete in the global economy. Since 2014, we have invested $3.6 million in STEM partnerships with school districts across our areas of operation. In North Dakota, we currently partner with the McKenzie County School District to implement Project Lead The Way programs, which empower K-12 students to engage in career exploration and to acquire not only technical STEM knowledge, but also transportable skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication and collaboration. To date, we have invested $288,500 in North Dakota STEM efforts. In addition, we have awarded $72,500 in college scholarships to five outstanding North Dakota high school students pursuing STEM degrees.
We are also committed to improving the health and safety of our local communities. Our partnerships with the local chapters of the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association provided disaster relief / emergency preparedness services and helped prevent heart disease and stroke.
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An Exceptional Neighbor in North Dakota
QEP partners with the American Red Cross to support disaster relief and emergency preparedness. Our employees in North Dakota recently came together to assemble and donate disaster relief kits for the Minot Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Our Employees Give Back
QEP was honored with the 2012 Community Outreach Award by MHA Nation, known as the Three Affiliated Tribes, based at the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota. The award was a reflection of the numerous community projects in which our employees participate.
In 2014, we launched our community investment and engagement program, QEP Cares, to align our contributions, partnerships and volunteer efforts to have a greater impact. We contribute our time, talent and financial resources to improve communities in which we live and work. We engage employees in giving and volunteering for the causes that matter most to them and to QEP. We strive to inspire others to make a difference.