Austin, TX, November 15, 2022 – This week, Crown Castle Inc. (NYSE: CCI), the nation’s leading provider of shared communications infrastructure, as part of its Connected by Good initiative, volunteered at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. This is part of Crown Castle’s two-year national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America called “Crown Castle Connects Youth to STEM Program.”
In Austin, Crown Castle employees volunteered to clean up and restore the local Club and help prepare for the organization’s programs. This was part of Crown Castle Clean-Up Days nationwide. The week of November 14-18, 2022, 1,100 employees will have volunteered to support the needs of over 50 Boys & Girls Clubs in communities across the country.
Crown Castle Connects Youth to STEM Program aims to inspire the next generation of young people to envision a future in STEM. Over the next two years, Crown Castle will invest nearly $2 million in the partnership through hands-on employee volunteering and financial support. The company’s support will continue year-round through the Crown Castle Holiday Giving program, and a series of Crown Castle STEM Inspiration Days scheduled for the summer of 2023 where employee volunteers will guide Club youth through foundational and fun STEM activities at partner Clubs.
“Access to education and technology can make an enormous impact on our youth to prepare them for the future,” said Jay Brown, Crown Castle’s Chief Executive Officer. “Through our Connected by Good program we partner with community organizations that are making a difference and we are thrilled to kick off our new partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America this week with Crown Castle Clean-Up Days, where employees restored local Clubs so children will have improved the spaces to learn and grow.”
Images from the Austin event are accessible here.
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 U.S. market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. Connected by Good is Crown Castle’s initiative to work with community partners to improve spaces where people connect, promote public safety, and, in this case, advance access to education and technology. For more information on Crown Castle, please visit www.crowncastle.com
ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
For 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) 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 4,900 Clubs serve over 4.3 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.