We’re excited to announce our efforts to give a hands on technology learning experience to kids at the Boys and Girls Clubs has reached its one year anniversary this month.
To date, the Comcast Foundation has invested more than $3 million in the My.Future program, which aims to provide youth with state-of-the-art technology devices and skills.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America plans to use $1.5 million develop the program even further. The rest of the funding will go to approximately 90 local Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide. That money will be used to train staff and purchase the latest equipment, such as computers, tablets, smartboards, digital cameras, music studio tools and video-editing technology. These devices and programs will be used in over 40 learning activities, such as learning the basics of the Internet, robotics, coding, game design and online journalism.
“With the ever-changing technological world we live in, it is our responsibility to make sure that kids and teens are equipped with the tools and resources needed to compete for 21st century jobs, leadership opportunities and to thrive in today’s digital world,” said Jim Clark, President and CEO of BGCA. “Thanks to our partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal to create and continually evolve our My.Future program, we’ve seen valuable impact for Club members, improving digital literacy from igniting passions in robotics to coding and game design. We are excited to see the program grow and influence even more Club youth.”