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Kohl's to fund Milwaukee learning center

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. Kohl’s Department Stores announced that it is partnering with Discovery World in Milwaukee and donating $2 million over three years to create Kohl’s Design It!, an educational program allowing kids to use advanced technology to turn designs into reality.

Discovery World, an educational and experiential learning center in Milwaukee, is nationally recognized for its pioneering approach to education and serves more than 300,000 people each year, according to Kohl's. The Kohl’s Design It! program will launch at Discovery World in fall 2010 and will be free with admission to all Discovery World attendees and school groups.

“At Kohl’s, we know the value of creative thinking and great design and we want to inspire young minds to learn these skills,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s EVP and chief marketing officer. “Discovery World offers a great educational service, cultivating the entrepreneurs and innovators of tomorrow, and we’re thrilled to partner with Discovery World to offer the Kohl’s Design It! program in our hometown.”