Fidelity volunteers help youths build solar cars

More than 20 employees of Fidelity Investments spent a day last month helping more than two dozen Providence children learn about and build solar-powered cars. More

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Fidelity volunteers help youths build solar cars

AFTER BUILDING solar-powered cars with volunteers from Fidelity Investments and the Center for Dynamic Learning, members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence race the finished products on Fidelity’s campus.
Posted 5/13/13

More than 20 employees of Fidelity Investments spent a day last month helping more than two dozen Providence children learn about and build solar-powered cars.

Fidelity teamed up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence and the Center for Dynamic Learning as part of its commitment to having a positive influence on the lives of local children.

The group effort yielded three solar-powered cars, which were used in the inaugural Salem 900, a three-team race held the following day on Fidelity’s Smithfield campus.

“This unique opportunity underscores the importance of the innovative programs offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence,” Fidelity said.

In addition to providing at-risk youth with a safe and positive environment to spend their out-of-school time, the clubs offer a variety of educational initiatives centered on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) model. Support from local businesses and organizations allows youth to gain hands-on exposure to these types of vocational studies and workforce-development skills. •

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