Thursday, November 16, 2017

We Energies celebrates G.I.R.L.S

At We Energies, we believe in building strong communities, and one of the ways we do that is by supporting organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee that are devoted to serving our community’s children and teens.

We were one of many sponsors for the Boys & Girls Clubs’ fourth annual Celebrating G.I.R.L.S  (Growing Inspirational & Responsible Leaders) event held at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee on Nov. 9. The night highlighted many of the programs offered to young girls at 50 locations around Greater Milwaukee. From sports and recreation activities to health and wellness, career development, character and leadership, education and the arts, all programs were represented by the very girls who benefit from them every day.

Local Affairs Manager 
Jennifer Bognar-Zierer, 
We Energies, addressed 
attendees at the Boys & Girls 
Clubs' event at the Italian 
Community Center.
One program entertained the crowd with a lively dance to show the spirit of the children who participate at Boys & Girls Clubs. The Davis Club Dance Team, along with their instructor Cedric Gardner, shared with the crowd how members learn dance techniques of various genres and rehearse for live performances. 

This summer, they took second place in their division at the Monsters of Hip Hop Unleashed national competition in Los Angeles. They gained national attention when Gardner was honored as one of eight teachers across the nation in Old Navy’s ONWard! Campaign, and co-wrote, choreographed and performed a song in collaboration with singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams and his I Am Other multimedia collective. The team and Gardner also were featured in an Old Navy commercial, which led them to an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

We have taken a special interest in supporting children’s programming through Boys & Girls Clubs and we strive to empower the next generation of leaders. We believe in creating more opportunities for our local girls and boys to realize their potential. To accomplish that goal, the We Energies Foundation offered to match all donations of $100 or more made at the event up to $25,000. 

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