UScellular Announces $1 Million Donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Chicago (August 29, 2023) – To provide meaningful educational opportunities and experiences to local youth, UScellular has announced a $1 million grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This marks the ninth consecutive year of UScellular’s investment in Boys & Girls Clubs. This year’s commitment continues UScellular’s support of K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and academic enrichment programs happening at the Clubs.

UScellular’s investment will directly benefit 20 Clubs in the company’s footprint:

Boys & Girls Club of Border Towns in Presque Isle, Maine
Boys & Girls Club of Dane County in Madison, Wis.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee in Milwaukee
Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis. 
Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County in Hendersonville, N.C. 
Boys & Girls Club of Manchester in Manchester, N.H. 
Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County in Oklahoma City
Boys & Girls Club of the Fox Valley in Appleton, Wis.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Waterville in Waterville, Maine
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia in Roanoke, Va.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain in Winterville, N.C. 
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Columbia Area in Columbia, Mo. 
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Corridor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley in Grants Pass, Ore.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley in Knoxville, Tenn. 
Brigade Boys & Girls Club in Wilmington, N.C. 
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Sand Springs in Sand Springs, Okla. 
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla. 
The Salvation Army Sapulpa/Creek County Boys & Girls Club in Sapulpa, Okla.

“UScellular is a firm believer that all youth should have an opportunity to pursue a STEM education,” said Kevin Lowell, UScellular executive vice president, chief people officer and head of communications. “Through our partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we have a pathway to provide local youth with the tools, resources and experiences to explore a career in a STEM field and help shape their future opportunities.”

Throughout 2022, UScellular’s support gave 147,000 youth access to STEM activities and learning. Funds from the grant were used for the creation of STEM labs, hands-on interactive programming and STEM curriculum training for Club leaders.

Participation in these programs has ignited a newfound curiosity for STEM subjects among Club members. According to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth Outcomes survey, 48% of youth in grades 4-12 became more curious about pursuing a STEM education and career.

“Boys & Girls Clubs of America is thrilled to work with UScellular once again to support STEM education for kids across the country,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Thanks to this partnership, more young people are experiencing new opportunities and impact-driven programming to support them in achieving the bright futures that they deserve.” 

In addition to its support of STEM education at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, UScellular remains committed to narrowing the “homework gap” through the After School Access Project, which is an initiative that provides free mobile hotspots and service to nonprofits that support youth after the school day has ended. While the program is open to any eligible nonprofit in UScellular markets, UScellular has donated more than 3,300 hotspots and service - a value of more than $3.2 million - to more than 40 Boys & Girls Clubs.

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Since 2009, UScellular has invested more than $35 million in monetary donations, technology resources and countless experiences to nonprofit organizations across the country. For more information about UScellular’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please go to

About UScellular
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest 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. Through its After School Access Project, the company has pledged to provide hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet. Additionally, UScellular has price protected all of its plans, promising not to increase prices through at least the end of 2024. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or To get the latest news, visit

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For over 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( 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 5,200 Clubs serve over 3.3 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.


For more information, contact:

Eliza Lynch, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Director of Public Relations
(203) 522-7010