Time Warner Cable is investing $20,000 through its new philanthropic initiative Connect a Million Minds (www.connectamillionminds.com). The donation funds the N2 Science Program at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs in Greensboro. The program is a yearlong endeavor charged with immersing fifth through eighth grade students in STEM related studies.
"Time Warner Cable is thrilled to partner with The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro to help initiate the N2 Science Program," said Dianne Blackwood, area vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable. "Our Connect a Million Minds initiative was designed to inspire youth to become the problem solvers of tomorrow and this program is a great step in that direction."
The grant allows participating club members to be introduced to scientific and mathematic disciplines through their participation in space and robotics camps, workshops, field trips, experiments, presentations and college tours. Club members will also learn about the different career paths related to science and math.
"Thanks to Time Warner Cable and its generous donation to our clubs, members of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro will learn more about math and science and will be able to envision themselves in careers related to these fields," said Amos Quick, executive director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro. "We believe the N2 Science program will not only improve academic outcomes for our youth while they are in school, but will also change their outlook on future possibilities for themselves."
Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds initiative strives to connect youth to hands-on, experiential based STEM learning opportunities that enhance the skills they need to be the next generation of innovators.
The N2 Science Program officially kicks off October 16, 2010.