Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Toyota believe in making life easier for those who need us most and helping young people chart a path to a great future.
Since 2007, Toyota has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to provide life-changing experiences for Club members, awarding more than $2.4 million in academic scholarships and supporting signature initiatives including Workforce Readiness and Youth of the Year.
As a founding sponsor of BGCA’s Workforce Readiness Strategy, Toyota’s investment supports essential skill development, career exploration and work-based learning opportunities for Club youth. The partnership is helping close the job-readiness gap by preparing youth for success in their first job and developing a plan to pursue the career of their dreams.
Additionally, Toyota is providing career exploration opportunities through its program, T-TEN (Technician Training Education Network), a partnership of community colleges, vocational schools and Toyota and Lexus dealerships to provide industry-leading automotive technician training. Toyota and BGCA are working to adapt a version of the program focused on automotive career exploration for Boys & Girls Clubs and community partners.
As a Signature Sponsor of Youth of the Year, Toyota is committed to partnering with BGCA to ensure Boys & Girls Clubs provide life-enhancing opportunities for kids and teens to explore, develop and apply essential skills they need to be successful. Youth of the Year representatives are the workforce leaders, innovators and problem-solvers of tomorrow. In addition to sponsoring Youth of the Year, Toyota has provided each National Youth of the Year with a new Toyota Corolla since 2010, as well as financial support to offset the costs of owning a car.
Toyota, the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we've built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America. Toyota builds more than just great cars. It helps build strong communities by partnering with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. Toyota has donated nearly $1.1 billion to U.S. charities over the past 60 years and shares its production know-how with nonprofits to help them find better ways of doing their work. Learn more.
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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