Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic Boosts Teens’ STEM Skills with Support from AT&T

The Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic’s Teen/STEM Experience provides local teens with a comprehensive program centered on a positive science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM-centric learning environment where they are engaged in learning, planning and executing their educational and career goals.

This year, AT&T contributed $25,000 to the Club as part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature philanthropic initiative that helps promote student success in school and beyond.

“At the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic, our young people can make new friends, learn new skills and prepare for the next chapters in their lives. The Club’s Teen/STEM Experience is a great way for them to learn more about the opportunities in STEM careers in our state and gain the skills they need to excel in whatever they choose to do,” said Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter.

“New Jersey is home to companies like ours that are world leaders in innovation, and we need employees who have strong STEM skills to help us serve our customers today and in the future. Our support of the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic will help inspire more teens to consider careers in STEM and equip these talented young men and women to be the next generation of STEM leaders,” said Charlene Brown, regional vice president for AT&T in New Jersey.

Over the past 3 years, AT&T has contributed $80,000 to the Club.

“We are very fortunate to team up with AT&T to support our Club Teens as they navigate through the challenges of understanding their strengths and determining their future,” said Wendy McGuire, Deputy Executive Director. “The support from AT&T means that they will have the guidance and empowerment they need to create a pathway to success.”

Learn more about this program, and many others offered by the Club at Follow the Club on Twitter @bgcppnj and #bgcppnj.

AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. With a financial commitment of $450 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality. Follow us on Twitter @attimpact.

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