GRANTS PASS, Ore.-- A wireless carrier is helping inspire local youth to pursue stem fields with a $10,000 donation.
For the fourth year in a row, U.S. Cellular is giving back to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley, benefitting clubs in Grants Pass, Talent and Illinois Valley.
U.S. Cellular hosts a career fair for the teen club.
The teens are also given the opportunity to shadow professionals.
Jessica King with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley says this year, engineers will be coming in the summer to give kids hands-on interactive experiences.
They plan to introduce kids to career paths they may not have known about.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley Resource Development Director Jessica King says, "There are so many different things that go into just using a cell phone, which kids are very familiar with nowadays. It shows them all the different career pathways they can explore, something they never would have thought. Oh, I can ride in this cool equipment up in the mountains and work on cell phone towers and that's a job."
Also part of the donation this year, U.S. Cellular will be participating in the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley family nights.
Once a month, they will have science experiments set up for families to learn and enjoy.