Crown Castle and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Inspire the Next Generation Through a Nearly $2 Million National Partnership to Clean-Up Clubs and Promote STEM

November 14, 2022 at 6:06 PM EST
Crown Castle will support over 50 Clubs across the country over the next two years through its Connected by Good program

HOUSTON , Nov. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle Inc. (NYSE: CCI), the nation’s leading provider of shared communications infrastructure, as part of its Connected by Good initiative, announced today a national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America called “Crown Castle Connects Youth to STEM Program.” It aims to inspire the next generation of young people to envision a future in STEM and support the overall needs of over 50 Boys & Girls Clubs in communities across the country.  

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics , by 2029 jobs in the STEM field should grow 8% – more than double the growth expected for all occupations in the U.S.1 However, diversity in STEM fields is not keeping pace with this growth. Today, too few elementary, middle and high school students are interested in or adequately prepared for STEM subjects.2 This is especially true for youth of color and girls, who are already underrepresented in the STEM workplace. Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs on average show more interest in STEM careers than their peers nationally, with 52% of members showing interest compared to the national average of 27%.    

“Early exposure to STEM is a powerful way to inspire youth to get excited about learning and explore new ways of thinking. With the incredible reach and impact of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America , we will be able to impact youth in our communities and ultimately expand their opportunities,” said Jay Brown, Crown Castle’s Chief Executive Officer. “At Crown Castle we know building a team of people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and points of view is key to our innovation and success.”

Over the next two years, Crown Castle will invest nearly $2 million in the partnership through hands-on employee volunteering and financial support. Crown Castle Connects Youth to STEM Program events include:

  • Crown Castle Clean-Up Days will allow employees from across the country to volunteer to clean up and restore local Clubs the week of November 14-18, 2022 .
  • Crown Castle Holiday Giving program in December 2022 .
  • 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. 

“We are honored to have Crown Castle’s support as we continue to enhance STEM resources for all youth in Clubs nationwide,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America . "As our world becomes increasingly STEM-focused, partnerships like this are critical to inspire the next generation to develop the essential skills they need to succeed after high school and in the workforce." 

Full List of Crown Castle Connects Youth to STEM Program Cities Participating in Fall Clean-Up Days

State City Club Name
Alabama Birmingham A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club in Birmingham
Arizona Phoenix Spencer D & Mary Jane Stewart Branch
Phoenix Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix - MLF Diamondbacks Branch
California Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach
Los Angeles Variety Boys & Girls Club
Oakland Boys and Girls Club of Oakland - Anne Marie Whalen Branch 
Redlands Boys and Girls Club of Greater Redlands Riverside 
San Diego Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego - Poway 
Santa Ana Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana - Joe Macpherson
Florida Miami S.W. Langer/Kendall Unit
Gwen Cherry Boys & Girls Club
Orlando Boys & Girls of Central Florida - Taft Branch
West Palm Beach Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club
Marietta A. Worley Brown Boys & Girls Club & Community Center
Norcross James T. Anderson Boys and Girls Club
Illinois Chicago Union League Boys & Girls Club- Barreto Club
Cicero Boys and Girls Club of South Cicero
Cicero Boys and Girls Club of South Cicero - Drexel Hall
Indiana Indianapolis Wheeler - Dowe Boys & Girls Club
Kentucky Louisville Shawnee Boys and Girls Club 
Maryland Severn Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County @ Meade Village
Massachusetts Hudson Argeo R. Cellucci Jr. Clubhouse
Marlborough Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro West Inc.
Michigan Troy Boys & Girls Club of Troy
Minnesota Minneapolis Jerry Gamble Boys & Girls Club
Missouri St. Peters O' Fallon Boys & Girls Club
New Hampshire Manchester Union Street Clubhouse
New Jersey Hawthorne Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne , Inc.
Union Union Club
New York
Albany Albany Boys and Girls Club at Griffen Memorial Elementary School
Hicksville Hicksville Youth Council's Boys & Girls Club
New York City Area Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club 
Newburgh Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh
Oyster Bay Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich
Rochester Boys & Girls Club of Rochester , Inc.
White Plains Boys & Girls Clubs of New RochelleMascaro Club
North Carolina Charlotte The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte-Starmount Academy
Raleigh Washington Elementary Boys & Girls Club
Ohio Newark Boy & Girls Club of Newark
Pennsylvania Carnegie Carnegie Boys & Girls Club
Lansdale North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club
Millvale Millvale Boys & Girls Club
Philadelphia Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club
Pittsburgh Estelle S. Campbell Boys & Girls Club
Pittsburgh Shadyside Boys & Girls Club
Souderton Indian Valley Boys & Girls Club
Puerto Rico Loíza Boys & Girls Club of Loíza
Tennessee Franklin Franklin Club
Texas Austin Home Club - Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Houston John and Cissy Havard Boys & Girls Club
Houston The Women's Home
Houston Spring Branch Boys & Girls Club
Irving The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Irving
Virginia Herndon Ox Hill Boys & Girls Club 
Washington Seattle Coe Boys & Girls Club

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

For 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( 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

1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Beyond the Numbers ( January 2021 , volume 10, number 1).
2 Pew Research Center. STEM Jobs See Uneven Progress in Increasing Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity (April 2021).

Photos accompanying this announcement are available at:

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Connected by Good Clean-Up Days at Boys & Girls Clubs
Crown Castle’s Chief Executive Officer, Jay Brown, and employees kickoff the Company's national partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America .


Connected by Good Clean-Up Days at Boys & Girls Clubs
Crown Castle is partnering with Boys & Clubs of America , helping to improve over 50 Clubs so that kids will have a safe, fun environment to learn and grow.


Connected by Good Clean-Up Days at Boys & Girls Clubs
More than 1,200 Crown Castle employees will volunteer this week at over 50 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.


Connected by Good Clean-Up Days at Boys & Girls Clubs
Crown Castle aims to inspire the next generation of young people to envision a future in STEM.


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Source: Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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