The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for more than 75 years to strengthen local communities nationwide. Together, BGCA and Coca-Cola are focused on preparing young people for successful careers and futures.

Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow

As a founding sponsor of BGCA’s Workforce Readiness Strategy, Coca-Cola's investment supports essential skill development, career exploration, employability skills and credentialing, and work-based learning opportunities for young people at Clubs. Together, we’re helping to close the opportunity and job readiness gap by preparing 4.7 million youth at 4,700 Clubs to become the future American workers, leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

The Workforce Readiness Strategy

The Workforce Readiness Strategy builds social and emotional skills such as communication, creativity, collaboration and leadership through mentorship and high-impact programming. The Strategy also exposes Boys & Girls Club teens to real-world work experiences and introduces employability skills like resume writing, interview prep, as well as industry certifications for first jobs in high school and following graduation. The Coca-Cola Company's investment also supports BGCA programs like Roadmap to Careers, which enables teens to explore more career opportunities.

Navigating COVID-19 and Beyond

As part of our joint effort to help young people navigate the long-term impacts of COVID-19, Workforce Readiness Strategy and programs like Roadmap to Careers are vital, offering transferable skills to become both life and workforce-ready in a changing environment. Coca-Cola is committed to helping close the opportunity and job readiness gap by preparing youth to succeed in the workforce.

“Charles Schwab has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for over 15 years to help deliver financial education to America’s youth through the collaborative program Money Matters: Make It Count. By teaching teens money management skills at a young age, we are giving them the tools and knowledge they need to take ownership of their financial futures. We are thrilled to partner with BGCA on the new Money Matters curriculum and continue our support for this important program.”

- Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Senior Vice President of Charles Schwab & Co. and President of Charles Schwab Foundation

Closing the Employment Gap

Fostering sound life-decisions by building social and emotional skills such as communication, creativity, collaboration and leadership.

About the Partnership

For more than 75 years, The Coca-Cola Company has worked to strengthen local communities through its partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). As a founding sponsor of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Workforce Readiness Strategy, The Coca-Cola Company's investment supports essential skill development, career exploration, employability skills and credentialing, and work-based learning opportunities for youth at 4,700 Clubs nationwide. Together, we’re helping to close the opportunity and job readiness gap by preparing 4.7 million youth who visit Clubs every day to become the future American workers, leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

Impact on Kids

Through partnering with Samsung, we expanded access to the DIY STEM program and developed the Climate Superstars Challenge. The DIY STEM program serves as the entry-point for all members' STEM learning experience at Clubs and provides youth exposure to STEM through five modules: Energy and Electricity, Engineering Design, Food Chemistry, Aeronautics and the Science of Sports: Football. Climate Superstars aims to encourage youth to raise awareness about climate change and motivate them to take actions that help protect the environment.

Samsung's partnership enables interactive, hands-on learning while providing students with new perspectives on STEM careers and access to the latest technology. In addition, our partnership with Samsung goes beyond our programs and includes cause marketing initiatives that help promote awareness and drive donations for the organization. Through exclusive access to unique experiences such as the Las Vegas Galaxy Studio pop-up with singer Kelly Rowland and music producer and artist DJ Marshmello and a Winter Wonderland video production featuring YouTube star Casey Neistat, Samsung helps expand their understanding of STEM and encourages them to be the next generation of creators and innovators.

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Impact on Clubs

Samsung puts cutting edge technologies in the hands of underserved youth at Clubs across the country who otherwise wouldn't have access. Through state-of-the-art Tween Tech Centers outfitted with the latest technologies, including laptops, tablets, and more, Samsung has helped modernize the learning spaces at Boys & Girls Clubs.  Samsung has put cutting-edge technologies in the hands of underserved youth at Clubs across the country who otherwise may not have access. Through state-of-the-art Tween Tech Centers outfitted with tablets, laptops and the latest technologies, Samsung has helped modernize the learning spaces at Boys & Girls Clubs.

Impact on Movement

The partnership has also equipped our Youth Development Professionals with essential technology and resources to implement the DIY STEM curriculum with fidelity at Clubs across the country and on military installations around the world. BGCA is proud to have Samsung as a partner in STEM education and environmental sustainability.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today's technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America's fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.