Updated: Jan 31, 2022
Championing education and local causes is an important part of BT’s mission and we recently participated in some exciting opportunities with local organizations.
BT CAN (Community Action Network) held a collection drive for Connections for the Homeless, an organization that provides support and shelter to homeless individuals and families. Many of our BT folks donated needed items, including canned goods and toiletries, to help provide participants with everyday essentials.
With a goal of inspiring young girls to explore career paths in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), BT CAN recently partnered with two forward-thinking organizations that introduce STEM topics to middle and high school students in hopes of inspiring interest in various science and technology fields.
One of BT CAN’s activities included purchasing robot kits for Girls4Science, a nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing girls in Chicago, ages 10-18 years old, to STEM and how they can develop skills in these areas. The group hosts Saturday STEM Academy sessions on Robotics and Bioengineering, where BT CAN often joins to teach participants how to make robots and write software.
In addition, BT CAN supports TechGirlz, a nonprofit program that is dedicated to helping girls gain skills and knowledge in STEM and become confident leaders in the world of technology. TechGirlz offers free workshops and summer camps led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students. BT is passionate about helping our future generations become part of the innovation economy and explore the countless opportunities that the world of STEM can bring