ST. LOUIS – December 6, 2021
December is the Month of Giving. This month reminds us that we can all make a difference in society by helping others. Connectria is committed to donating $50,000 annually in our continued effort to make a positive impact in our local and national communities. These donations are dedicated to organizations furthering access to Tech/STEM educational programming and giving back to local organizations in the Greater St. Louis Region.
After careful consideration, Connectria has selected two amazing organizations as recipients of our 2021 charitable giving outreach. Both groups are noted for supporting Tech/STEM educational programs and scholarships, reaching black communities, and maintaining missions to help children grow into future leaders.
Black Girls Code
Black Girls CODE is a national organization teaching African American girls how to code, creating a generation of black women prepared for the digital workforce. Their vision is to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages seven and 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. With the goal to provide African American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train one million girls by 2040. https://www.blackgirlscode.com/
Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. BGCSTL provides after-school, teen, and summer programs as well as mentorship and internship programs to youth across the Bi-State Region while also providing a safe place for them to learn and grow.
The Clubs serve youth across the region at twelve locations, including (Adams Park Club, Boys & Girls Club of Bethalto, Boys & Girls Club of Lovejoy, Hazelwood Elementary School Club, Herbert Hoover Club, Mathews-Dickey Club, Normandy High School, O’Fallon Park Club, Riverview Gardens Club, Roosevelt High School, Hazelwood Southeast Middle School Club, and the Teen Center of Excellence in Ferguson).
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is dedicated to ensuring that our community’s youngsters have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures. The Club offers programs in five core areas that provide youth with the opportunities to develop life skills that improve their prospects for success. https://www.bgcstl.org/