Champions K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
(STEM) to Develop Youth to be Future Leaders
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Cellular announced today a $1.3 million national commitment to Boys
& Girls Clubs of America and National 4-H Council to provide K-12
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational
opportunities to youth. U.S. Cellular is funding Boys & Girls Clubs and
4-H Clubs throughout the company’s markets to deliver STEM, academic and
after school enrichment programs. This is the third year U.S. Cellular
and the youth organizations have collaborated to prepare youth to
explore career opportunities and be ready to join the workforce.
“U.S. Cellular is invested in the long-term success of youth,
communities and our associates,” said Deirdre Drake, senior vice
president and chief human resources officer. “U.S. Cellular associates
live and work in the cities and towns that the company serves, and they
are proud to be involved in their local communities.”
In 2016, U.S. Cellular associates volunteered at more than 225 Boys &
Girls Clubs and 4-H Clubs events, and they are committed to volunteering
35,000 hours in 2017 at a variety of organizations. To celebrate
National Volunteer Month in April, associates are participating in
volunteer events during the company’s third annual Month of Giving.
U.S. Cellular has a longstanding commitment to the community and
education. The company has contributed more than $9.65 million to K-12
education since 2009.
For more information, visit www.uscellular.com/about/community-outreach.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular is the fifth-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 offers coverage where the other carriers don’t and
a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives,
increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the
efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest
Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region,
according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality
Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE
speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail
stores or uscellular.com.
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Kellie Szabo, Director Media Relations and Public