LACONIA — U.S. Cellular donated $2,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming. Associates will also be volunteering at the club's Open House on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This donation is part of U.S. Cellular's $1.25 million national commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National 4-H Council. The commitment will enhance the learning experience for youth and communities by championing K-12 and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational programs. The Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region serves more than 300 youth in the area, and this focused approach ensures the company is positively impacting the communities where associates work, live and play.
"As a national wireless company driven by innovative technology, it's a natural fit we focus on STEM programming as it helps develops our future associate base," says Matt Kasper, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England, "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."
To celebrate these new relationships, U.S. Cellular associates are participating in National Volunteer Month in April with the company's first 'Month of Giving' program. As part of this initiative, the company announced a goal of 30,000 volunteer hours to complete by the end of the year. By collaborating with local Boys & Girls clubs and 4-H Clubs, U.S. Cellular associates will impact communities through a myriad of volunteer efforts including mentorship, club clean-up days and STEM-focused opportunities in April and throughout the year.
"We're excited U.S. Cellular shares our commitment to helping youth and advancing our education/STEM efforts," says Mariah Hoffmann, unit director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region. "This commitment will have a positive lasting impact on our young members."