Raytheon Technologies has been a Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) partner since 2015, working to increase exposure to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with high-quality programming that’s culturally relevant and focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Since first partnering in 2015, Raytheon Technologies has helped spark interest in STEM among Boys & Girls Club youth. From creating Centers of Innovation at Clubs that serve military families, to funding dedicated STEM staff and offering employee mentorship, Raytheon Technologies has opened up creative opportunities for exposure and engagement in STEM.
Now, Raytheon Technologies and BGCA are advancing high-quality programming that’s culturally relevant and explicitly focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. To create comprehensive virtual experiences that spark STEM career excitement among all youth, we’re focused on representation and highlighting diverse leaders. Together, our partnership can ensure that a diverse generation of aspiring scientists, innovators, engineers, mathematicians and other STEM professionals have the opportunity, inspiration and capability to join and lead the workforce of tomorrow.
In 2021, Raytheon Technologies and BGCA launched a new partnership. We’re now working together to enhance STEM programming and exposure across Boys & Girls Clubs with the rewrite and launch of BGCA’s DIY STEM curriculum and increasing STEM career exploration. Our goal is to prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM – changing the opportunity equation and removing barriers to success for millions of kids who may not receive the same chance as their peers.
Through virtual experiences that spark STEM career excitement, we’re focusing on representation and highlighting diverse leaders with whom youth from similar backgrounds can relate. Together, our partnership can ensure that a diverse generation of aspiring scientists, innovators, engineers, mathematicians and other STEM professionals have the opportunity, inspiration and essential skills to join and lead the workforce of tomorrow.
“I'm excited to participate in the Center of Innovation, I've always had a curiosity in science, technology, math and engineering, and now I can explore these fields in-depth at my Boys & Girls Club.”
- Elizabeth R., Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson's Holmes Tuttle Clubhouse Youth of the Year
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Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Through partnering with Samsung, we expanded access to the DIY STEM program and developed the Climate Superstars Challenge. The DIY STEM program serves as the entry-point for all members' STEM learning experience at Clubs and provides youth exposure to STEM through five modules: Energy and Electricity, Engineering Design, Food Chemistry, Aeronautics and the Science of Sports: Football. Climate Superstars aims to encourage youth to raise awareness about climate change and motivate them to take actions that help protect the environment.
Samsung's partnership enables interactive, hands-on learning while providing students with new perspectives on STEM careers and access to the latest technology. In addition, our partnership with Samsung goes beyond our programs and includes cause marketing initiatives that help promote awareness and drive donations for the organization. Through exclusive access to unique experiences such as the Las Vegas Galaxy Studio pop-up with singer Kelly Rowland and music producer and artist DJ Marshmello and a Winter Wonderland video production featuring YouTube star Casey Neistat, Samsung helps expand their understanding of STEM and encourages them to be the next generation of creators and innovators.
Samsung puts cutting edge technologies in the hands of underserved youth at Clubs across the country who otherwise wouldn't have access. Through state-of-the-art Tween Tech Centers outfitted with the latest technologies, including laptops, tablets, and more, Samsung has helped modernize the learning spaces at Boys & Girls Clubs. Samsung has put cutting-edge technologies in the hands of underserved youth at Clubs across the country who otherwise may not have access. Through state-of-the-art Tween Tech Centers outfitted with tablets, laptops and the latest technologies, Samsung has helped modernize the learning spaces at Boys & Girls Clubs.
The partnership has also equipped our Youth Development Professionals with essential technology and resources to implement the DIY STEM curriculum with fidelity at Clubs across the country and on military installations around the world. BGCA is proud to have Samsung as a partner in STEM education and environmental sustainability.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today's technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America's fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.
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