(San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 8, 2020) Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico (BGCPR) communicated the strengthening of their educational alliance with Amgen Foundation with new initiatives aimed at experiential learning and the development of research projects to continue fostering interest in science and stimulating the development of the country’s future scientists.
As part of the Ruta de Vida project, sponsored by Amgen, the foundation made it possible to reinforce the activities related to technology, engineering, mathematics and science of the BGCPR virtual program, Edúcate en Casa. In addition, they celebrated last week the STEM week, with activities coordinated and led by appropriately trained BGCPR educational leaders, including a robot competition by participants and employees, and activities related to the solar system.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico impacted are: Las Margaritas, San Lorenzo, Carolina, Loíza, Luis Llorens Torres impacting 50 participants. The San Lorenzo Club for the first time in the program will have a Girls in Science Club as an element of innovation.
“At Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico we provide opportunities for children and young people to have an experience in science that allows them to know what they are really about, so that they can make informed decisions for their future. This year we continue in alliance with the Amgen Foundation to enhance the opportunities that we offer to our participants in the STEM area. We appreciate the trust and support of the Amgen Foundation in this new reality caused by the emergency of COVID-19 to impact the development of the next generation of scientists”, said Lcda. Olga Ramos Carrasquillo, president of BGCPR.
Aixa Caballer, Leader of the Amgen Foundation in Puerto Rico and Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs at Amgen in Puerto Rico, indicated that, “The Amgen Foundation has a firm commitment to contribute to the educational development and growth of children who are part of BGCPR to be the future scientific leaders within our communities. In addition, we want to cultivate the seed and love for STEM sciences through the Ruta de Vida project with the aim that they can be empowered by their education and become citizens who contribute to the development and growth of our Island. I thank and congratulate the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico for continuing the educational flame of our boys and girls who are the future of Puerto Rico ”.
For more information about the alliance and the Educate en Casa program, go to bgcpr.org, or follow them on social media as Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico.
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