(New York, NY) – Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) today announced that its philanthropic program Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) has reached over 200,000 pledges in connecting kids with afterschool science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in their communities. CAMM works to increase awareness about the importance of education and careers in these four areas and to provide information on engaging local after-school opportunities for kids.
Individuals can take the pledge to connect young minds at www.connectamillionminds.com and use The Connectory, the first-ever, free, zip code-searchable national database, to find exciting after-school STEM activities occurring in their own neighborhoods. This is a significant accomplishment given that the program is less than a year old.
“It is amazing to see the tremendous amount of growth in efforts and enthusiasm since our launch in November 2009,” said Tessie Topol, Senior Director of Strategic Philanthropy for Time Warner Cable. “There is greater understanding of the impact these subjects have on the future of our children and our nation.”
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, Southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14.7 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmediasales.com.
About Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Program highlights include: original PSAs that challenge public perceptions of STEM; a unique website, www.connectamillionminds.com, where parents and community members can pledge to connect young people with the wonders of science; “The Connectory”, a one-of-a-kind online resource that makes it simple and easy for parents and students to find informal science and technology learning opportunities in their communities; grants to support non-profit organizations that bring stimulating, high-quality and affordable after-school STEM learning to students; TWC employees, over 47,000 strong, who volunteer their time at community events like science fairs and robotics competitions, and share their passion for engineering and technology with students at CAMM career days. TWC’s national CAMM partners are CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships.