BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Dental of Massachusetts, the largest provider of dental benefits in the state, has invested $15,000 in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) Charlestown Club. The investment will fund the BGCB Charlestown Club teen summer program, providing educational opportunities and recreational experiences to local young people throughout the summer months.
"As proud members of our Charlestown neighborhood, we are thrilled to support the BGCB Charlestown Club, and its efforts to promote education and healthy lifestyles among local teens," said Dennis Leonard, president of Delta Dental of Massachusetts.
On August 18, Delta Dental of Massachusetts will host a job shadowing event at its Charlestown headquarters for BGCB Charlestown Club teen summer program participants. Fifteen high school students will have the opportunity to experience a day in the life of Delta Dental of Massachusetts professionals working in finance, information technology, sales, human resources and corporate philanthropy. Students will learn about different career paths and the skills necessary to succeed at a company like Delta Dental of Massachusetts.
"Delta Dental of Massachusetts' success is a result of its phenomenal team of professionals working to provide best-in-class dental coverage to the people of Massachusetts," said Steven Pollock, chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Massachusetts. "By mentoring local students, we hope to foster a new generation of mission-driven healthcare professionals."
This latest investment builds on Delta Dental of Massachusetts' commitment to Charlestown youth. Earlier this year, Delta Dental of Massachusetts and BGCB Charlestown Club partnered to create the Delta Dental Fay Donohue Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to a local high school senior pursuing a college degree.
To learn more about the BGCB Charlestown Club visit www.bgcb.org/our-location/charlestown-club/.
About Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Delta Dental of Massachusetts (deltadentalma.com), the largest provider of dental benefits in the state, is a national leader in innovative programs to improve the overall health of our members, prevent oral disease, and reduce health care costs for employers, groups and individuals. Headquartered in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Delta Dental of Massachusetts covers more than 2 million members. Delta Dental of Massachusetts is a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association (deltadental.com) whose member companies provide dental benefits to more than 62 million people enrolled in more than 114,000 groups across the nation.
SOURCE Delta Dental of Massachusetts