Simpson Strong-Tie donated $10,000 to Girls Inc. of Alameda County to help support middle school girls in academic excellence and empowerment through curricula covering STEM/STEAM, healthy bodies and healthy relationships, and access to tutoring, athletics, nutrition, gardening and educational field trips.

The annual donation will support the All STARS! program, which is designed to meet the needs of 6th–8th grade girls who live in some of Alameda County’s most underinvested neighborhoods, primarily in and around the city of Oakland. ‘All STARS!’ operates during the school year and offers a summer session for those who wish to engage year-round.

“We appreciate the yearly support provided by Simpson Strong-Tie,” noted Girls Inc. of Alameda County CEO Julayne Virgil. “This investment will help us grow our BUILD IT component of ‘All STARS!,’ which inspires girls to be innovators in technology, and support empowerment lessons around media literacy, reproductive health and healthy relationships.”

“We are proud to continue our founder Barclay Simpson’s tradition of giving back to Girls Inc. The Simpson Center for Girls, named in honor of Barc and his wife, Sharon, is an amazing place that supports underserved girls in our local communities, and we are honored to continue our collaboration,” said Simpson Strong-Tie COO Ricardo Arevalo.