U.S. Cellular has donated $15,000 to the Brigade Boys & Girls Club for its STEM program.
The donation to the club’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math–or STEM–program is part of U.S. Cellular’s $1.25 million national commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National 4-H Council, according to U.S. Cellular Spokeswoman Melissa McIntyre.
“This commitment will enhance the learning experience for youth and communities by championing K-12 and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational programs,” McIntyre said.
Brigade Boys & Girls Club serves more than 1,000 children and teens in New Hanover County.
“As a wireless company with national coverage driven by innovative technology, it’s a natural fit we focus on STEM programming as it helps develops our future associate base,” Jeremy Taylor, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Eastern North Carolina, said. “We are excited to engage with our communities through a variety of volunteer opportunities that Boys & Girls Clubs and 4-H Clubs have in big and small cities and rural communities across the country.”
U.S. Cellular associates are participating in National Volunteer Month in April with the company’s first “Month of Giving” program, McIntyre said. As part of the initiative, U.S. Cellular announced a company goal of 30,000 volunteer hours to complete by the end of the year.
U.S. Cellular associates joined children with Brigade Boys & Girls Club at 2759 Vance St. in Wilmington to kick off the volunteer effort on Earth Day.