THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF VENICE recently was presented a $5,000 check from Southern California Edison executives in support of its robotics team and science and technology programs.

The Boys & Girls Club of Venice has received a $5,000 grant from Southern California Edison in support of its robotics team and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) based programming.
Following a check presentation by Edison executives Nov. 28, a demonstration was given by the club’s robotics team, which is developing a prototype to service senior citizens in the community.
“We deeply value the support of companies such as Edison,” said club Executive Director Erikk Aldridge. “Their commitment to the youth in our community and STEM-based programs are critical to our country’s future.”
The club’s STEM initiative is committed to providing unique and tangible science, technology, engineering and math experiences for its members with the purpose of making them curious, competent, and capable learners, Aldridge said. STEM learning opportunities are administered through nationally tested Boys & Girls Clubs of America programs.
In addition to robotics, STEM-based programs at the club include cyber security, audio engineering, fine arts, digital photography and marine education.
The club has also received support from Time Warner Cable, which sponsors the club’s First Lego League Robotics team.