Why Connect a Million Minds?
America’s ability to use technology and innovation to solve problems has been the foundation for our nation’s quality of life, security and prosperity, yet as recent studies have shown, the decline in young people’s interest, especially among underrepresented youth, in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers threatens that foundation.
In 2009 Time Warner Cable (TWC) launched a new philanthropic initiative, Connect a Million Minds (CAMM), that challenged parents, mentors and others to connect over one million students to after-school STEM activities to address this “inspiration gap”. To date, TWC has provided cash and in-kind investments far in excess of its original $100 million commitment to inspire student interest in STEM. In May 2014, together with its partners, TWC exceeded its goal of connecting one million students to STEM opportunities and today, continues connecting students to high quality STEM learning opportunities.
How We Do It
From original public service announcements to innovative non-profit partnerships, Time Warner Cable takes a comprehensive approach to inspire the next generation of problem solvers.
What You Can Do
You can help inspire the next generation of problem solvers by taking these three easy steps online and in your neighborhood.
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