UScellular announced a $30,000 investment in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa to provide educational opportunities and experiences to local youth. UScellular’s investment supports K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and academic enrichment programs for members at the Club. This is part of a $1 million donation the company made to support 20 Boys & Girls Clubs across its service areas.
This continued emphasis on STEM learning and experience is designed to prepare students of today for careers of tomorrow, inspiring children to explore STEM careers and opportunities for their future.
“We are thrilled to work with UScellular once again to support STEM education for kids across the country,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Now more than ever, kids need caring mentors and safe places where they can learn, grow and have fun. Through UScellular’s support, even more youth will experience new opportunities through impact-driven programming that will inspire and empower them to achieve great futures.”
UScellular has a longstanding commitment to supporting its local communities through donations and volunteerism. Since 2009, the company has donated more than $20.7 million along with countless experiences and technology items to nonprofit organizations across the country.
“As America’s locally grown wireless carrier, supporting local educational initiatives, like the Boys & Girls Clubs’ STEM programming, is in UScellular’s DNA,” said Dee Taylor, UScellular’s director of sales for west Iowa. “It is our goal that through new learning opportunities, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa Club members will dream big and apply what they learn towards their future careers.”