The Papa John's Foundation

Papa John’s partners with BGCA to support communities and work together to develop the next generation of leaders.

Community Building

Slime making classSince 2019, Papa John’s has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America through employee volunteerism and by developing the next generation of leaders through their support of the Youth of the Year program. The Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community is part of a national partnership with BGCA with an important mission to support communities as we work together for equality, fairness, respect and opportunity for all. For the second consecutive year, BGCA was selected for Papa John’s Shaq-A-Roni pizza with a purpose campaign, a consumer donation featuring Papa John’s franchise owner and board member, Shaquille O’Neal (a proud Boys & Girls Club alum).

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In 2021, Papa John’s increased their investment to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s trauma-informed approach through wellness mentoring circles. Their investment will help provide a safe space for Club members to discuss important topics such as heritage, stress and wellness, allowing them to increase their access to emotional support resources. Through this partnership, BGCA and Papa John’s will help build stronger and healthier communities, leading youth to achieve great futures. Papa John’s continues to be a leading partner in doing whatever it takes to support Club kids and their families in local communities.

About Papa John’s

As a Champion of Better, Papa John's strives to be a strong corporate citizen by making our community a better place to work, live and play. Papa John’s proudly support organizations who have the same mission. With opening their doors over 30 years ago, over 5,000 locations in 45 countries and territories around the world Papa John’s is driven to be the best at making innovative new products and recipes.

Impact on Kids

Through partnering with Samsung, we expanded access to the DIY STEM program and developed the Climate Superstars Challenge. The DIY STEM program serves as the entry-point for all members' STEM learning experience at Clubs and provides youth exposure to STEM through five modules: Energy and Electricity, Engineering Design, Food Chemistry, Aeronautics and the Science of Sports: Football. Climate Superstars aims to encourage youth to raise awareness about climate change and motivate them to take actions that help protect the environment.

Samsung's partnership enables interactive, hands-on learning while providing students with new perspectives on STEM careers and access to the latest technology. In addition, our partnership with Samsung goes beyond our programs and includes cause marketing initiatives that help promote awareness and drive donations for the organization. Through exclusive access to unique experiences such as the Las Vegas Galaxy Studio pop-up with singer Kelly Rowland and music producer and artist DJ Marshmello and a Winter Wonderland video production featuring YouTube star Casey Neistat, Samsung helps expand their understanding of STEM and encourages them to be the next generation of creators and innovators.

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Impact on Clubs

Samsung puts cutting edge technologies in the hands of underserved youth at Clubs across the country who otherwise wouldn't have access. Through state-of-the-art Tween Tech Centers outfitted with the latest technologies, including laptops, tablets, and more, Samsung has helped modernize the learning spaces at Boys & Girls Clubs.  Samsung has put cutting-edge technologies in the hands of underserved youth at Clubs across the country who otherwise may not have access. Through state-of-the-art Tween Tech Centers outfitted with tablets, laptops and the latest technologies, Samsung has helped modernize the learning spaces at Boys & Girls Clubs.

Impact on Movement

The partnership has also equipped our Youth Development Professionals with essential technology and resources to implement the DIY STEM curriculum with fidelity at Clubs across the country and on military installations around the world. BGCA is proud to have Samsung as a partner in STEM education and environmental sustainability.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today's technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America's fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit For the latest Samsung news, please visit and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.