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Raytheon and Boys & Girls Club of America

Boys & Girls Clubs: Empowering military-connected families


The Boys & Girls Clubs of America network of 4,300 established clubs provides a strong, influential platform for serving diverse youth across America and on overseas military bases. Since 2014, its partnership with Raytheon has allowed it to engage more young people in unique, meaningful STEM learning opportunities.    

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Creating STEM Centers of Innovation for military youth.


By 2020, there will be 22 STEM Centers of Innovation, or COIs, at Boys & Girls Clubs and BGCA-affiliated youth centers on or near U.S. military installations. At the COIs, students work with dedicated staff and Raytheon mentors to develop skills and critical thinking through real-world applications of STEM topics.


Nearly 50 clubs and affiliated youth centers supplemented their summer STEM programming with the JFK Space Lab Explorers Challenge for Boys & Girls Clubs, designed to connect students to the International Space Station through hands-on, space-themed experiments.


To date, more than 15,000 students in military-connected communities have started the school year off right, thanks to our Fill the Pack initiative. At Fill the Pack nights across dozens of clubs and affiliated youth centers nationwide, volunteers offer hands-on STEM activities and give every participant a new backpack stuffed with school supplies. 

News & Feature Stories

space themed STEM challenge

To the Tomatosphere and beyond!

Boys & Girls Clubs space-themed STEM challenge featured at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference.

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Sparking the minds of young scientists

Sparking the minds of young scientists

Space Labs inspire students, honor President John F. Kennedy and the Apollo missions.

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Moonshot thinking

Summer brain gain

Raytheon and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum inspire "moonshot thinking" with new STEM challenge for Boys & Girls Clubs.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Raytheon will launch 22 STEM Centers of Innovation by 2020

Where kids are the innovators

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Raytheon will launch 22 STEM Centers of Innovation by 2020.

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Fill the Backpack Event

Tools for learning

Raytheon, Boys & Girls Clubs donate school supplies to military youth.

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Military family

An investment in veterans, families

Raytheon's $10 million, five-year pledge funds education initiatives for military members and their families.

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2018 Raytheon Corporate Responsibility Report

Corporate Responsibility Report

This year's report provides an expansive review of our corporate responsibility content, and highlights our efforts to enrich the lives of people, strengthen our performance and reduce our footprint on the planet.

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