2018 CITY OF STEM – APRIL 28, 2018

The Los Angeles Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs is a collaboration of 27 organizations serving over 140,000 youth ages 6-18 throughout Los Angeles County. It is the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The purpose of the Los Angeles County Alliance is to promote the efforts of its clubs and secure resources and financial support to aid in the fulfillment of this mission.

A recent Economic Impact Report commissioned by the Alliance found that for every $1 invested, Boys & Girls Clubs within Los Angeles County generate $16.42 of positive economic impact for the community. This results in an annual return on investment of a remarkable 1,642%.

The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs S.T.E.M. Initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) will introduce thousands of students to cutting edge and innovative programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. S.T.E.M. utilizes specialized, multidisciplinary curricula propelled by problem solving, discovery, and exploratory learning, which encourage students to actively engage in a situation in order to find its solution. BGCA S.T.E.M. programs aim to engage students to solve real world challenges and ignite their interest in college and future careers.

By bridging the youth development community with science-rich institutions such as universities, corporations, museums, and science centers, the Alliance will increase the quality and quantity of STEM programs in its member clubs. The Alliance is engaging subject matter experts through events such as this roundtable in order to gain familiarity with a variety of STEM programs so that all of our organizations can offer innovative and inspiring STEM programs for its young people.