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Duke Energy Gives Community Boys & Girls Club $7,500 for the Power Hour Project

Making the Minutes Count with STEM Activities Program
Making the Minutes Count with STEM Activities Program
Tina Fobes, Community Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington, NC

The Community Boys & Girls Club and Duke Energy announced a $7,500 grant from Duke Energy Foundation for the Club’s Power Hour: Making the Minutes Count with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities program.

Power Hour provides knowledge, skills and incentives to encourage youth to make positive and healthy decisions that lead to educated and healthy lifestyles. Increasing students’ exposure to STEM will help students develop greater confidence in their academic abilities.

“Duke Energy’s gift allows us to expand our programs to serve more students,” said Wayne Lofton, President/CEO of Community Boys and Girls Club.

“Community Boys and Girls Club does tremendous work to support young people in Wilmington,” said John Elliott, Duke Energy’s director of Local Government and Community Relations. “We see this gift as an investment in Wilmington’s future leaders and in Duke Energy’s future workforce.”

About Community Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington

The Community Boys & Girls Club has served the youth of Wilmington since 1937, striving to fulfill the mission of enabling youth reach their goals by exposing them to character development and leadership, health and fitness, the arts, sports, and educational opportunities. Club membership is $25 per year, with free transportation from all inner-city schools and home to public housing.

For more information, visit the Community Boys & Girls Club website at or contact the Community Boys & Girls Club at 910.762. 1252.

About Duke Energy Foundation

Duke Energy Foundation makes charitable investments on behalf of Duke Energy, the largest electric power holding company in the United States with 7.2 million customers in six states. Over the foundation’s long history in local communities, it has identified focus areas that maximize the foundation’s dollars and guide the foundation’s giving. The foundation makes grants supporting the environment, economic development, education and community vitality. In North Carolina, Duke Energy Foundation invests $16 million annually for community support and charitable contributions.

To learn more about Duke Energy Foundation, Visit

For More Information about the CBGCW Contact:
Ms. Tina Fobes
Resource & Quality Officer
Community Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington
901 Nixon Street
PO Box 1612
Wilmington, NC 28401
Tel: 910.762.1252
Cell: 910-443-2766

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