Forty-three Classroom Projects Get a Boost on National STEM Day From UScellular
Company Spreads Joy by Funding All STEM Projects in Five Cities Through DonorsChoose
In honor of National STEM Day, UScellular provided support to 43 K-12 classroom projects that focused on science, technology, engineering and math through a $25,000 donation to DonorsChoose, a nonprofit organization that connects public school teachers with interested donors who want to support classroom projects. With this donation, UScellular was able to fund every active STEM project on DonorsChoose in the cities of; Asheville, N.C.; Greenville, N.C.; Roanoke, Va.; Tulsa, Okla. and Columbia, Mo. National STEM Day is celebrated every year on Nov. 8 to encourage kids to explore their interests in STEM fields.
“We’re providing youth with access to STEM tools and resources to help them grow into lifelong learners,” said Deirdre Drake, executive vice president and chief people officer at UScellular. “National STEM Day is the perfect time for UScellular to spread locally grown joy by celebrating educators and the classroom projects that give youth a broader view of all the possibilities that STEM education can provide.”
In addition to supporting National STEM day, UScellular has committed to connecting more than 200,000 of tomorrow’s innovators each year with the resources they need today to help shape future opportunities. Through relationships with nonprofit organizations, original research, and associate volunteerism, UScellular is providing critical resources to K-12 youth in its local communities.
“Students who have access to a strong educational foundation today become the leaders of tomorrow. UScellular is proud to play a role in students dreaming big,” said Drake.
UScellular has a longstanding commitment to supporting its local communities through donations and volunteerism. Since 2009, the company has donated more than $20.8 million along with countless experiences and technology items to nonprofit organizations across the country. For more information about UScellular’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please go to https://www.uscellular.com/get-to-know-us/community-outreach.
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier is building a stronger network with the latest 5G technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with UScellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
DonorsChoose is the leading way to give to public schools. Since 2000, 5 million people and partners have contributed $1.1 billion to support 2 million teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences. As the most trusted crowdfunding platform for teachers, donors, and district administrators alike, DonorsChoose vets each request, ships the funded resources directly to the classroom, and provides thank yous and reporting to donors and school leaders. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, their highest ratings for transparency and accountability. For more information, visit www.donorschoose.org.
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