Truist Foundation

Equipping Clubs with the tools, resources and competencies necessary to enhance and sustain workforce effectiveness programs.

Workforce Development Effectiveness Project

The Truist Foundation (formerly SunTrust Foundation) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America forged a $1 million, three-year partnership in the fall of 2018 to help support Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Workforce Development Effectiveness Project. The project will equip Clubs with the tools, resources and competencies necessary to enhance and sustain workforce effectiveness programs at their Clubs. Having strong workforce development in place will not only help guide youth to develop 21st-century skills but also help them develop a clear vision of their future career goals and put them on a path toward financial confidence.

Each year, a cohort of Boys & Girls Clubs will self-assess current workforce programming and receive ongoing training and support from Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as they develop and execute on action plans that will position the local Club as an effective workforce readiness option for youth in the community. Club teens will also have the foundation they need to explore various career opportunities and develop their workforce skills.

Thanks to the Truist Foundation’s support, over this three-year period, over 30 Clubs will have a workforce development plan in place. In 2019, 12 Clubs in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee participated in the program and in 2020, 11 additional Clubs are underway.

Providing critical support through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide are working to provide food, digital programming and support to youth and families, and access to services for families of first responders, the U.S. Military, National Guard, Military Reserve, healthcare workers and other essential industries.

Truist Cares has generously partnered with BGCA to help ensure local Clubs can continue this critical response work and ready more Clubs to do the same in their communities.

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Supporting Kids During the Pandemic

As schools and summer programs closed due to the coronavirus, Boys & Girls Clubs across the country stepped up to fulfill their purpose safely & Truist partnered to support. Read More.

About Truist Foundation

The Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation's purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. The Truist Foundation's grants and activities focus on leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities and educational equity. Learn more at www.truist.com/truist-foundation.

Impact on Kids

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.

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Impact on Clubs

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.

Impact on Movement

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.