The Jimmy John’s Foundation joined Boys & Girls Clubs of America as a National Partner for Workforce Readiness beginning in 2021. Partners like Jimmy John’s are critical to supporting BGCA in our mission to help youth reach their full potential. This partnership allows us to increase access to a variety of career exploration, skill building, and work experience opportunities for Club teens.
Thanks to partners like Jimmy John’s, we are working hard to ensure that every Club member has the chance to earn workforce-ready credentials that will help them get their first job and remain a source of ingenuity throughout their careers. The partnership is focused on enabling future generations to enter the workforce equipped with the basic skills they need to succeed from the moment they step through the door of their first job. We are also creating opportunities for local Boys & Girls Clubs to partner with their local Jimmy John’s franchises to explore a variety of pathways into the workforce.
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The Jimmy John’s Foundation was established in 2021 with the mission to Empower the Next Generation to Dream Boldy and Thrive. The Foundation supports organizations that instill the right decision-making skills in youth, so they enter adulthood prepared to thrive. All youth deserve the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Because of this belief, the Foundation supports organizations that create opportunities for those who need it most. As a national brand built by local entrepreneurs, Jimmy John’s gives back locally to strengthen the communities they serve. For more information, visit the Jimmy John's Foundation page.
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.
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.
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.
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