The Un-carrier will host 37 more events across the U.S. in October that give students access to mentors, help them explore careers in technology and allow them to get hands-on with groundbreaking innovations like VR and 5G
Generation T is a career exploration program, designed by T-Mobile in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and After-School All-Stars (ASAS). The program, which was launched in October 2017, is designed to inspire youth to explore careers in technology and product innovation.
Since October 2017, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile have hosted more than 2,200 youth (ages 11-18) and 1,100 employee mentors at more than 220 events. In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Generation T, the Un-carrier is super-charging the program by making it available to more than 1,110 youth across the country -- in just the month of October alone!
At the Generation T events, participants will learn about careers in technology, interact with T-Mobile employees and leaders and get the opportunity to test out groundbreaking technologies such as virtual reality and 5G. Each participant will also go home with an awesome T-Mobile swag bag and get the chance to win special prizes like speakers, headphones and more!
"When we developed Generation T, we asked leading youth nonprofit organizations how we could help tackle the biggest challenges and they said that what young people want most is access to relatable mentors and hands-on experiences that can help them explore career options,” said Janice V. Kapner, executive vice-president, Communications and Community Engagement at T-Mobile US. “We are really thrilled that so many youth have participated – and even more excited to extend the program to more future tech leaders across the entire country!"
When & Where
Generation T events will take place in each of T-Mobile’s six signature stores, the T-Mobile Tech Experience Center and 30 T-Mobile retail trucks that will be traveling throughout the country.
- Thursday, 10/11 - San Francisco, CA
- Friday 10/12 - Las Vegas, NV
- Monday 10/15 - Chicago, IL
- Friday 10/19 - Miami, FL
- Monday 10/22 - Santa Monica, CA
- Monday 10/29 - Bellevue, WA *Tech Experience Center
- Monday 11/5 - New York City
*Events will not be open to the public. If you are a member of the media and interested in learning more, contact: MediaRelations@t-mobile.com
T-Mobile and the T-Mobile Foundation have donated more than $4M to support strategic youth partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and ASAS. Generation T is part of T-Mobile’s broader youth-focused initiatives that include EmpowerED, a program to bridge the digital divide by bringing mobile technology to schools in low-income communities nationwide, and Changemaker Challenge, a national contest and innovation lab aimed at helping young people drive positive change in their communities and the world at-large.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 75.6 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. For more information, please visit https://www.t-mobile.com.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,400 Clubs serve 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at on Facebook and Twitter.
Founded in 1992 by Arnold Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is a leading national provider of year-round, school-based, comprehensive afterschool programs. The organization’s mission is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. Every school day, students in low-income communities have access to free programs that offer academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health and fitness activities. 73,000+ children from 19 U.S. locations benefit: Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, North Texas, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio, South Florida, Tampa Bay, Toledo, Washington DC, Bay Area and Puget Sound. For more information, visit www.as-as.org.