To promote digital literacy and the development of advanced technological skills in today’s youth, Comcast awarded a $20,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Arundel County—which will be used to fund their “Club Tech” program. The program focuses on providing computer training and other technical skills, which the students of today need to succeed in school and obtain employment.
Students attending the “Club Tech” program will learn basic computing skills, Internet safety, and how to use of popular programs and software such as Microsoft Office and much more. Workshops are also offered for web design, video production, and digital photography, so students can learn a lot more than just computer office skills. The donation from Comcast will go towards acquiring additional hardware and software to enhance the program and to stay in pace with the ever advancing technological requirements for today’s marketplace.
“Comcast is proud to support organizations that are making a meaningful difference in our local communities,” said Comcast’s regional VP of government and community affairs Donna Rattley Washington. “We are grateful to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County for its dedication to building stronger, more vibrant, neighborhoods and connecting people with opportunities for digital learning and personal growth.”
“In order to succeed in today’s classrooms and work environments, young people need to become fluent in their digital technology skills,” added Chief Professional Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Reginald Broddie. “Club Tech helps our members achieve their goals of digital literacy and we are grateful to the Comcast Foundation for its generous support of this program.”
Comcast donations to local communities and organizations have totaled over $16 million since the beginning of 2012. The cable giant has always been active in the communities it serves, which is why Comcast has earned its reputation as a good corporate citizen. The grant provided is a great help to underprivileged youths, who need access to technological education if they are to participate in today’s digital economy.