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Crown Castle and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Inspire the Next Generation Through a Nearly $2 Million National Partnership to Clean-Up Clubs and Promote STEM

Crown Castle Inc.; Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Crown Castle Inc.; Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Crown Castle will support over 50 Clubs across the country over the next two years through its Connected by Good program

Connected by Good Clean-Up Days at Boys & Girls Clubs

Crown Castle’s Chief Executive Officer, Jay Brown, and employees kickoff the Company's national partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Crown Castle’s Chief Executive Officer, Jay Brown, and employees kickoff the Company's national partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Connected by Good Clean-Up Days at Boys & Girls Clubs

Crown Castle is partnering with Boys & Clubs of America, helping to improve over 50 Clubs so that kids will have a safe, fun environment to learn and grow.
Crown Castle is partnering with Boys & Clubs of America, helping to improve over 50 Clubs so that kids will have a safe, fun environment to learn and grow.

Connected by Good Clean-Up Days at Boys & Girls Clubs

More than 1,200 Crown Castle employees will volunteer this week at over 50 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.
More than 1,200 Crown Castle employees will volunteer this week at over 50 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.

Connected by Good Clean-Up Days at Boys & Girls Clubs

Crown Castle aims to inspire the next generation of young people to envision a future in STEM.
Crown Castle aims to inspire the next generation of young people to envision a future in STEM.

HOUSTON, Nov. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle Inc. (NYSE: CCI), the nation’s leading provider of shared communications infrastructure, as part of its Connected by Good initiative, announced today a national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America called “Crown Castle Connects Youth to STEM Program.” It aims to inspire the next generation of young people to envision a future in STEM and support the overall needs of over 50 Boys & Girls Clubs in communities across the country.  

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2029 jobs in the STEM field should grow 8% – more than double the growth expected for all occupations in the U.S.1 However, diversity in STEM fields is not keeping pace with this growth. Today, too few elementary, middle and high school students are interested in or adequately prepared for STEM subjects.2 This is especially true for youth of color and girls, who are already underrepresented in the STEM workplace. Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs on average show more interest in STEM careers than their peers nationally, with 52% of members showing interest compared to the national average of 27%.

“Early exposure to STEM is a powerful way to inspire youth to get excited about learning and explore new ways of thinking. With the incredible reach and impact of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we will be able to impact youth in our communities and ultimately expand their opportunities,” said Jay Brown, Crown Castle’s Chief Executive Officer. “At Crown Castle we know building a team of people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and points of view is key to our innovation and success.”

Over the next two years, Crown Castle will invest nearly $2 million in the partnership through hands-on employee volunteering and financial support. Crown Castle Connects Youth to STEM Program events include:

  • Crown Castle Clean-Up Days will allow employees from across the country to volunteer to clean up and restore local Clubs the week of November 14-18, 2022.

  • Crown Castle Holiday Giving program in December 2022.

  • Crown Castle STEM Inspiration Days scheduled for the summer of 2023, where employee volunteers will guide Club youth through foundational and fun STEM activities at partner Clubs. 

“We are honored to have Crown Castle’s support as we continue to enhance STEM resources for all youth in Clubs nationwide,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "As our world becomes increasingly STEM-focused, partnerships like this are critical to inspire the next generation to develop the essential skills they need to succeed after high school and in the workforce."

Full List of Crown Castle Connects Youth to STEM Program Cities Participating in Fall Clean-Up Days

State

City

Club Name

Alabama

Birmingham

A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club in Birmingham

Arizona

Phoenix

Spencer D & Mary Jane Stewart Branch

Phoenix

Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix - MLF Diamondbacks Branch

California

Laguna Beach

Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach

Los Angeles

Variety Boys & Girls Club

Oakland

Boys and Girls Club of Oakland - Anne Marie Whalen Branch

Redlands

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Redlands Riverside

San Diego

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego - Poway

Santa Ana

Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana - Joe Macpherson

Florida

Miami

S.W. Langer/Kendall Unit

Gwen Cherry Boys & Girls Club

Orlando

Boys & Girls of Central Florida - Taft Branch

West Palm Beach

Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club

Georgia

Marietta

A. Worley Brown Boys & Girls Club & Community Center

Norcross

James T. Anderson Boys and Girls Club

Illinois

Chicago

Union League Boys & Girls Club- Barreto Club

Cicero

Boys and Girls Club of South Cicero

Cicero

Boys and Girls Club of South Cicero - Drexel Hall

Indiana

Indianapolis

Wheeler - Dowe Boys & Girls Club

Kentucky

Louisville

Shawnee Boys and Girls Club

Maryland

Severn

Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County @ Meade Village

Massachusetts

Hudson

Argeo R. Cellucci Jr. Clubhouse

Marlborough

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro West Inc.

Michigan

Troy

Boys & Girls Club of Troy

Minnesota

Minneapolis

Jerry Gamble Boys & Girls Club

Missouri

St. Peters

O' Fallon Boys & Girls Club

New Hampshire

Manchester

Union Street Clubhouse

New Jersey

Hawthorne

Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne, Inc.

Union

Union Club

New York

Albany

Albany Boys and Girls Club at Griffen Memorial Elementary School

Hicksville

Hicksville Youth Council's Boys & Girls Club

New York City Area

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club

Newburgh

Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh

Oyster Bay

Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich

Rochester

Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, Inc.

White Plains

Boys & Girls Clubs of New Rochelle – Mascaro Club

North Carolina

Charlotte

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte-Starmount Academy

Raleigh

Washington Elementary Boys & Girls Club

Ohio

Newark

Boy & Girls Club of Newark

Pennsylvania

Carnegie

Carnegie Boys & Girls Club

Lansdale

North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club

Millvale

Millvale Boys & Girls Club

Philadelphia

Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club

Pittsburgh

Estelle S. Campbell Boys & Girls Club

Pittsburgh

Shadyside Boys & Girls Club

Souderton

Indian Valley Boys & Girls Club

Puerto Rico

Loíza

Boys & Girls Club of Loíza

Tennessee

Franklin

Franklin Club

Texas

Austin

Home Club - Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area

Houston

John and Cissy Havard Boys & Girls Club

Houston

The Women's Home

Houston

Spring Branch Boys & Girls Club

Irving

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Irving

Virginia

Herndon

Ox Hill Boys & Girls Club

Washington

Seattle

Coe Boys & Girls Club


ABOUT CROWN CASTLE 
Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 85,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S. market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. Connected by Good is Crown Castle’s initiative to work with community partners to improve spaces where people connect, promote public safety, and, in this case, advance access to education and technology. For more information on Crown Castle, please visit www.crowncastle.com.

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA 
For 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has provided a safe place for kids and teens to learn and grow. Clubs offer caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Clubs programming promotes academic success, good character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. More than 4,900 Clubs serve over 4.3 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Facebook and Twitter.

1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Beyond the Numbers (January 2021, volume 10, number 1).
2 Pew Research Center. STEM Jobs See Uneven Progress in Increasing Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity (April 2021).

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CONTACT: Andrea Bradford, Director, Public Affairs & Communications Crown Castle Inc. andrea.bradford@crowncastle.com 713-570-3870