Milwaukee Bucks and We Energies Foundations Team Up for Third Season of Bench Mob Bonus Program

$500 to be donated to two Milwaukee-area schools each time Bucks bench scores 30 points

The Milwaukee Bucks Foundation and We EnergiesFoundation are teaming up for the third consecutive season of the Bench Mob Bonusprogram. Throughout the 2021-22 regular season, every time the Bucks bench scores 30 points or more, the We Energies Foundation will donate $500 to Woodlands School, Inc. and Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy in Milwaukee.

Through 42 games, the donation stands at $8,500 with the Bucks bench putting up 30 or more points in 17 games so far this season.

“We thank the We Energies Foundation for teaming up with the Bucks Foundation fora third year to help support both Woodlands School and Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy and their efforts to positively impact the education system in our community,” said Milwaukee Bucks Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility Arvind Gopalratnam.

Both schools are partnering with the Bench Mob Bonus program for the first time this season. Woodlands School, Inc. serves students grades pre-K through eighth grade and Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy serves students in grades nine through 12. Both schools will use funding received from the program to help improve the daily educational experiences for their students.

“Woodlands School is very excited to be included in this program, and we look forward to making our library book collection more relevant and engaging for the students we serve, and reflective of our current times,” said Executive Director ofWoodlands School, Inc. Vickie Brown-Gurley.

"Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy is thrilled to participate in the Bucks BenchMob initiative with the We Energies Foundation and the Milwaukee BucksFoundation,” said Principal Judith Parker. “Funds generated from this initiative will ensure our high school scholars have the resources needed to dual enroll in one of our partner colleges and provide access to technology that will aid in their learning.”

About We Energies Foundation

Established in 1982, the We Energies Foundation has provided nearly $200 million in contributions to programs and nonprofit organizations that promote education, community development, arts and culture, and the environment.

The We Energies Foundation is funded by stockholders of WEC Energy Group, not by the customers of its utility subsidiaries.

Learn more at we-energies.com.

About Woodlands School, Inc.

Woodlands School, Inc. is a public charter school, established in 1936 that offers an educational program of excellence through a character-based education approach that helps students recognize and develop positive values. With two campuses, Bluemound and State Street, Woodlands serves students from K4 through 8th grade and utilizes a multi-age classroom model that incorporates social emotional learning and character education into daily instruction.  Students receive standards aligned, project-based content area instruction with Spanish world language instruction at all grade levels.

About Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy

Founded in 2004, Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy is a public charter high school delivering a college-focused education to high school scholars from across the City of Milwaukee. Our school sets ambitious goals for student achievement with the goal of creating scholars who are college, career, and life ready.