GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — UScellular announced a $30,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain to provide educational opportunities and experiences to local youth. This year funding will support expanding STEM programs for youth.

The donation will support K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and academic enrichment programs in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Lenoir, Martin and Pitt County Club locations. According to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth Outcome survey, youth at clubs displayed greater interest in STEM careers than their peers nationally, at 52% vs. 27%.

This year, funding will focus on expanding certain STEM programs in areas of computer science, robotics, and literacy essentials.

In 2021, UScellular donated 2,845 hotspots and services, a value of nearly $2.6 million to 35 Boys & Girls Clubs, as part of the After School Access Project, a program proving free mobile hotspots and services to nonprofits that support youth after the school day has ended.