A true legacy partner, Old Navy has supported Boys & Girls Clubs for 20 years. Old Navy’s partnership combines in-store donation drives with local community involvement and employee volunteerism aimed at helping youth dream big.
Old Navy and Boys & Girls Clubs of America partner on This Way ONward, a program that provides job access for teens through workforce readiness training, mentoring and a career pathway at Old Navy. Additionally, Old Navy launched Project WE, a collection of graphic tees designed by diverse artists to imagine a more inclusive world through art. In celebration, Old Navy committed to supporting Boys & Girls Club youth art programs in communities across the country, aiming to close the opportunity gap in arts education.
This Way ONward is a program that provides the next generation with the first jobs, mentoring, skills and confidence they need to make their dreams a reality by partnering Boys & Girls Clubs with their local Old Navy stores. This Way ONward provides teens 16+ with:
Hiring for potential, not credentials, is a critical component of This Way ONward. Old Navy seeks to recruit 20,000 entry-level store hires through the program by 2025. They recruit youth who may not have direct retail experience, but who have the desire to learn and grow into star employees. The program seeks to improve job access for teens who may never have had a job, contribute to their household income, or invest paychecks for significant milestones such as college. Specifically, Old Navy is targeting candidates who:
For Club Staff:
“Everything I learned from This Way ONward I will take into the future.”
- Kody A.
Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high-quality products. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,200 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.
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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