Crown Castle and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Inspire the Next Generation Through a Nearly $2 Million National Partnership to Clean-Up Clubs and Promote STEM

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Houston, Texas, November 14, 2022 – Today, Crown Castle Inc. (NYSE: CCI), the nation’s leading provider of shared communications infrastructure, announced a national partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of its Connected by Good initiative. “Crown Castle Connects Youth to STEM Program.” It aims to inspire the next generation of young people to shape a future in STEM and supports the overall needs of more than 50 Boys & Girls Clubs in communities across the country.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in STEM fields should grow by 8% by 2029 – more than double the expected growth for all jobs in the US1 But diversity in STEM fields has not kept pace with this growth. Today, very few elementary, middle, and high school students are interested in or adequately prepared for STEM subjects. 2 This is especially true for young men and women of color who are already underrepresented in the STEM workplace. Boys & Girls Clubs members show more interest in STEM careers than their peers on average nationally, with 52% of members showing interest compared to the national average of 27%.

“Early exposure to STEM is a powerful way to inspire young people to get excited about learning and explore new ways of thinking. With the incredible reach and influence of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we are able to impact youth in our communities and ultimately expand their opportunities,” said Jay, Chief Executive Officer of Crown Castle. Brown said. “At Crown Castle we know that building a team of people from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives is key to our innovation and success.”

Over the next two years, Crown Castle will invest approximately $2 million in the partnership through employee volunteering and financial support. Crown Castle connects young people to STEM program events:

  • Crown Castle Clean-Up Days 2022 will allow employees from across the country to volunteer to clean and restore local clubs during the week of 14-18 November 2022.
  • Crown Castle Holiday offering in December 2022.
  • Crown Castle STEM Inspiration Days are scheduled for summer 2023, where employee volunteers will guide club youth through foundational and fun STEM activities at partner clubs.
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“We are honored to have the support of Crown Castle as we continue to enhance STEM resources for all young people in clubs nationwide,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “As our world becomes more STEM-focused, partnerships like this are critical to inspiring the next generation to develop the essential skills needed to succeed after high school and in the workforce.”

Crown Castle’s full list of connecting youth to cities STEM programs, participating in fall clean-up days

State

the city

Club Name

Alabama

Birmingham

AG Gaston Boys & Girls Club in Birmingham

Arizona

Phoenix

Branch of Spencer D. and Mary Jane Stewart

Phoenix

Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix – MLF Diamondbacks Branch

California

Laguna Beach

Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach

Los Angeles

Variety Boys and Girls Club

Oakland

Boys and Girls Club of Oakland – Anne Marie Whalen Branch

Redlands

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Redlands Riverside

San Diego

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego – Poway

Santa Ana

Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana – Joe McPherson

Colorado

Denver

Owen Boys & Girls Club

Florida

Miami

SW Langer/Kendall unit

Gwen Cherry Boys & Girls Club

Orlando

Boys and Girls of Central Florida – Taft Branch

West Palm Beach

Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club

Georgia

Marietta

A. Worley Brown Boys & Girls Club and Community Center

Norcross

James T. Anderson Boys and Girls Club

Illinois

Chicago

Union League Boys & Girls Club- Barreto Club

Cicero

Boys and Girls Club of South Cicero

Cicero

Boys and Girls Club of South Cicero – Drexel Hall

Indiana

Indianapolis

Wheeler – Dove Boys & Girls Club

Kentucky

Louisville

Boys and Girls Club of Shawnee

Maryland

Severn

Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County @ Meade Village

Massachusetts

Hudson

Argio R. Cellucci Junior Clubhouse

Marlborough

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro West Inc.

Michigan

Troy

Boys and Girls Club of Troy

Minnesota

Minneapolis

Jerry Gamble Boys & Girls Club

Missouri

St. Peter’s

O’Fallon Boys & Girls Club

New Hampshire

Manchester

Union Street Clubhouse

New Jersey

Hawthorne

Boys and Girls Club of Hawthorne, Inc.

Union

Union Club

New York

Albany

Albany Boys and Girls Club at Griffen Memorial Elementary School

Hicksville

Boys and Girls Club of Hicksville Youth Council

New York City area

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club

Newburgh

Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh

Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay-Boys and Girls Club of East Norwich

Rochester

Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, Inc.

White Plains

Boys & Girls Clubs of New Rochelle – Mascaro Club

North Carolina

Charlotte

Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte-Starmount Academy

Raleigh

Washington Elementary Boys & Girls Club

Ohio

Newark

Boys and Girls Club of Newark

Pennsylvania

Carnegie

Carnegie Boys & Girls Club

Lansdale

North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club

Millvale

Millvale Boys & Girls Club

Philadelphia

Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club

Pittsburgh

Estelle S. Campbell Boys & Girls Club

Pittsburgh

Shadyside Boys & Girls Club

Souderton

Indian Valley Boys & Girls Club

Puerto Rico

Loiza

Boys and Girls Club of Loiza

Tennessee

Franklin

Franklin Club

Texas

Austin

Home Club – Austin area Boys & Girls Clubs

Houston

John and Sissy Howard Boys & Girls Club

Houston

Women’s House

Houston

Spring Branch Boys & Girls Club

Irving

Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Irving

Virginia

Herndon

Ox Hill Boys & Girls Club

Washington

Seattle

Co Boys & Girls Club

About Crown Castle
Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 85,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major US market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovation to people and businesses. Crown Castle’s initiative to work with community partners to improve places where people connect, promote public safety and, in this case, access to education and technology, connects with Good. For more information about Crown Castle, please visit www.crowncastle.com.

About Boys and Girls Clubs of America
For over 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has provided a safe place for children and teenagers 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 4,900 clubs serve 4.3 million young people through club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and local lands across the country and serve military families at BGCA-affiliated youth centers on US military installations worldwide. National headquarters are in Atlanta. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Facebook and Twitter.


Media contacts

Eliza Lynch
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
203-522-7010
[email protected]



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