‘Black Panther’ Success Leads to $1M Donation From Disney For STEM Education

by eferguson

February 27, 2018

Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage

Black Panther successes continue rolling in following the record breaking opening weekend, and the second weekend that brought in $700 million! Celebrities including Octavia Spencer and Snoop Dogg showed up and showed out to support the film, buying out theaters for children to see the film, and now Disney is following suit and giving back.

IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond (C) welcomes the Boys & Girls Club of America to a private screening of Black Panther hosted in partnership with IMAX, Snoop Dogg and Cashmere Agency at IMAX Playa Vista on February 18, 2018 in Playa Vista, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMAX)

Inspired by the film’s success, The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to 12 Boys & Girls Clubs of America across the country. Wow!

A press release by the company stated the donation will be used to further develop the STEM curriculum in the organization, and to create new STEM Centers of Innovation in 12 communities across the country.

“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a masterpiece of movie making and has become an instant cultural phenomenon, sparking discussion, inspiring people young and old, and breaking down age-old industry myths,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company in the press release.

He continued, “It is thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in the film, so 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.”

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