STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs are a part of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. According to Disney’s press release on Monday, the donation will help kids develop high-tech skills that are essential to helping youth succeed. “It is thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in the film, so it’s fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for the youth…” – Bob Iger, Disney CEO. As a result of the donation, STEM Centers of Innovation will be built in 12 cities, including Oakland, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. “Thanks to Disney’s support, we can expand our outreach and allow more youth to find their passions and discover STEM careers.” – Jim Clark, President, and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

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