The Walt Disney Company donated $1 million to the Boys and Girls Club of America to support the expansion of the club’s science, technology, engineering, and math programs.
The donation was made to celebrate the success of Marvel Studios’, Black Panther. The film has already broken multiple box office records since it’s opening on February 16th. The movie featured a strong presence of science and technology. Disney hopes that the film will further youth interest in STEM.
Roger A. Iger, CEO and chairman of The Walt Disney Company, says of the donation: “It’s fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for youth, especially in underserved areas of the country, to give them the knowledge and tools to build the future they want”.