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Synergy to Drive Success: Boys & Girls Clubs partnership drives greater good for youth

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Synergy to Drive Success: Boys & Girls Clubs partnership drives greater good for youth
26 March, 2018

When great people are working towards similar missions, it only makes sense to align, collaborate and work together on those common goals.  This is how we at GE Lighting see our partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland and around the country.  Our team is proud to support the Boys & Girls Clubs’ mission to champion academic success and healthy lifestyles, as well as build character and increase citizenship efforts of our young people.  

BRIGHTENING HOLIDAYS: INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY AT NELA PARK, December 2017

GE Lighting celebrated International Volunteer Day alongside the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, specifically the Franklin D. Roosevelt and King Kennedy Clubs. To truly brighten the holidays for these children, there of course needed to be some preparation by the GE “holiday elves”.  Employees generously purchased and donated gifts for 100 children and brought their holiday spirit to work as they wrapped gifts together as a team. As part of the final celebration on December 5, 13 GE Volunteers painted laser cut ornaments and enjoyed pizza with the children! As the children departed, they had the unique opportunity to view the Nela Park Holiday display which was open to the public for the first time in nearly 60 years.

STEM-A-PALOOZA, March 2017

In the first year of GE’s established partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, GE Lighting hosted 17 clubs from northeast Ohio at the first annual STEM-A-Palooza at Nela Park. More than 150 children between the ages of six and thirteen, visited the 10th grade site of MC2 STEM High School.  They explored six different STEM and health stations: Bikes as Energy, The Mobile Fab Lab, exploring LED light bulbs, creating launchers and yoga.  Twenty GE Volunteers donated more than 60 volunteer hours for this event in which they spent time sharing their passion for innovation while engaging with the children, educating them on various STEM topics.