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Coming on the heels of the successful Marvel movie, Black Panther, Disney is donating $1 million to help the Boys & Girls Clubs of America further their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program in inner cities.
The program will provide hands-on, access to advanced technologies of STEM exploration, including 3-D printers, robotics, high-definition video production and conferencing equipment. Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys &Girls Clubs of America said, “Thanks to Disney’s support, we can expand our outreach and allow more youth to find their passions and discover STEM careers.”
With the one-time grant other cities will be able to explore the Boys & Girls club STEM curriculum including; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; Harlem, NY; Hartford, CT; Memphis, TN; New Orleans, LA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; Watts, CA, and most notably, Oakland, CA.