In celebration of Marvel’s Black Panther, Disney is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Black Panther has grossed the second-best second-week box office in movie history. To celebrate this success and an amazing achievement, Disney has donated $1 million to help expand the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth STEM program, which supports and develops high-tech skills using science, technology, engineering, and math.
“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a masterpiece of movie making and has become an instant cultural phenomenon, sparking discussion, inspiring people young and old, and breaking down age-old industry myths,” said Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Disney. “It is thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in the film, so it’s fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for youth, especially in underserved areas of the country, to give them the knowledge and tools to build the future they want.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of America will use whatever they can to help the youth. They will use this one-time grant to improve their existing national STEM curriculum and establish new STEM Centers of Innovations in cities across the country. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Centers of Innovation help provide young kids and teens with hands-on, advanced technologies that allow for the youth to explore science and technology including 3-D printers, robotics, high-definition video production and conferencing equipment.
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