“Black Panther” continues to rake in big money at the box office — and Disney is giving a cut to disadvantaged children.
In celebration of the movie’s success, the Marvel Studios owner is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to support the clubs’ youth STEM programs.
“It is thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in the film,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. “It’s fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for youth, especially in underserved areas of the country, to give them the knowledge and tools to build the future they want.”
The fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, have been a key focus of the Boys & Girls Club.
In addition to D.C., the nonprofit organization which provides programs for children with an emphasis on education, future success and general well-being, will use the one-time grant to establish new STEM centers, with particular emphasis on clubs in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia.