January 19, 2010, New York, NY – Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) today announced that it has reached the 100,000 benchmark in its drive to “Connect a Million Minds (CAMM),” its recently launched philanthropic effort aimed at connecting kids with afterschool science, technology, engineering and math programs in their communities. The program leverages Time Warner Cable assets across television and the internet to drive awareness about the importance of education and careers in these areas and to provide information on local, hands-on, after school opportunities to engage and excite kids at www.connectamillionminds.com Anchoring the effort is the first-ever, free, zip code-searchable national database designed to help children and their parents discover the exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) after-school activities occurring in their own backyard.
With his pledge to connect 30 young people from his FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team, Scott Keller from Shorewood, WI pushed the Connect a Million Minds counter over the 100,000 mark. Mr. Keller learned of the program when he attended Time Warner Cable’s launch of Connect a Million Minds at Milwaukee’s Discovery World in November. He is a mentor to TEAM 1732, the Hilltoppers, made up of students from Marquette University High School and Divine Savior Holy Angels School in Milwaukee.
“It’s so wonderful to see people responding to the call to action,” said Tessie Topol, Director of Strategic Philanthropy for Time Warner Cable. “We officially launched less than two months ago, and meeting this benchmark already really shows how important this issue is to our country and how committed our customers are to addressing it.”
“I am excited to see Time Warner Cable taking on the issue of STEM education and am delighted to provide this contribution to the Marquette\DSHA Hilltoppers FIRST Robotics team who I’ve worked with for nearly five years,” said Mr. Keller.
On Saturday representatives from Time Warner Cable’s Milwaukee office presented Mr. Keller with a CAMM prize pack and made a $1000 donation to his robotics team.
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