MADISON, GA, July 25, 2018 – Community leaders recently gathered at the Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the organization’s brand new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Lab. The “Novelis Math & Science Lab” provides state-of-the-art software and resources that help build students’ computer skills and integrate technology in all core program areas. The doors officially opened July 25.
Novelis, the world leader in rolled aluminum products and largest recycler of aluminum, invested $7,000 to help equip the lab. Novelis employees also volunteered during the building process by painting walls, installing cabinets, laying flooring and more. In addition to Novelis, Lowe’s donated cabinets for the lab and Mannington Mills donated flooring.
“We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with the Boys & Girls Club and the greater Greensboro community,” said Scott Palmer, Plant Manager, Greensboro. “At Novelis, we believe these types of progressive education programs will pave the way for the future of America’s youth.”
This investment marks the second STEM Lab Novelis has helped establish in the greater Greensboro community. The first lab opened in 2014 at the Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club. Since 2014, Novelis Greensboro has donated nearly $120,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of America. In addition, Novelis was awarded “Business Partner of the Year” by the Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club in 2015 and by the Boys & Girls Club of North Central Georgia in 2017.
“Partnerships with corporations, like Novelis, are the driving force behind our collective impact to serve the youth in our communities,” Bob Mackey, President and CEO of BGCNCG said. “Novelis is committed to the youth and we are thrilled to have their lending hand in ensuring that all youth have a bright future.”
For Karen Robertson, Senior Executive MMBGC Club Director, this is a milestone for the Club and the community.
“To be able to revamp our STEM education with Novelis’ state-of-the-art technology in our Club is a game changer for our youth,” she shared. “This education is the future of tomorrow’s jobs and we desire to see our youth master these skills. We are so excited to have this partnership with Novelis and for our future ahead.”
The Novelis Math & Science Lab furthers the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia’s mission to continue engaging underrepresented students in STEM. Similar programs and labs have been widely successful in advancing out-of-school time to create passion, innovation, and creativity within these disciplines and set students on the path to successful careers.
Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club provides a world-class experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors.
For more information or to donate, visit www.bgcncg.com. If you’d like to get involved please contact 706-342-1117.