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UScellular donates iPads and funds new ‘maker space’ for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley’s Walter P. Taylor Club

October 16, 2020

UScellular has donated eight iPads to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley for local community sites and has funded a new “maker space” for the Walter P. Taylor Club to help staff support their members.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley’s Walter P. Taylor Club members control a robot from new “maker space,” funded by a donation by UScellular. Pictured from left are Ornella Isaro; Micah Brown; Favor Mucyo; Mallory Tucker, education director; and Malik Jones.

The maker space will allow elementary and middle school-aged students to enjoy science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and activities, including coding games, small robotics kits, building physics, circuits and more. The iPads will help the clubs offer a mix of in-person and virtual programming during the school year and make it easier to communicate with kids, teachers and parents. The $8,000 donation is part of more than $100,000 in technology items that UScellular donated to 13 clubs across the country.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley members enjoy new STEM education and activities in Walter P. Taylor Club maker space, funded by a donation by UScellular.

“Throughout the past several months, we’ve seen how vital technology and connectivity are as many people have been virtually learning, working and communicating,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for UScellular in East Tennessee. “During this challenging time, the Walter P. Taylor Club has continued to support local youth, and since school has started again, we hope these new technology resources can help staff and members stay connected to the people and information they need to be successful.”

Earlier this year, UScellular donated $325,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs COVID-19 Relief Fund, $15,000 of which directly supported youth in East Tennessee. For more information about UScellular’s corporate responsibility initiatives, please go to

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