Greensboro, NC (October 13, 2010) – Time Warner Cable and The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro announced today a partnership to establish a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum for more than 60 members at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro after-school facility.
Time Warner Cable is investing $20,000 through its new philanthropic initiative Connect a Million Minds (www.connectamillionminds.com). The donation funds the N2 Science Program at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs in Greensboro. The program is a yearlong endeavor charged with immersing fifth through eighth grade students in STEM related studies.
“Time Warner Cable is thrilled to partner with The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro to help initiate the N2 Science Program,” said Dianne Blackwood, area vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable. “Our Connect a Million Minds initiative was designed to inspire youth to become the problem solvers of tomorrow and this program is a great step in that direction.”
The grant allows participating club members to be introduced to scientific and mathematic disciplines through their participation in space and robotics camps, workshops, field trips, experiments, presentations and college tours. Club members will also learn about the different career paths related to science and math.
“Thanks to Time Warner Cable and its generous donation to our clubs, members of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro will learn more about math and science and will be able to envision themselves in careers related to these fields,” said Amos Quick, executive director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro. “We believe the N2 Science program will not only improve academic outcomes for our youth while they are in school, but will also change their outlook on future possibilities for themselves."
Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative strives to connect youth to hands-on, experiential based STEM learning opportunities that enhance the skills they need to be the next generation of innovators.
The N2 Science Program officially kicks off October 16, 2010.
About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyofgreensboro.org. The Salvation Army of Greensboro is located at 1311 S. Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC 27406.
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.