Young members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington complete projects online during the Club’s My.Future technology program.
Comcast announced today that the Comcast Foundation has awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington with a $20,000 grant in support of the Club’s My.Future technology program, which uses hands-on technology training to equip Club kids with the skills needed to compete in a 21st century economy.
The grant will be used to provide Club staff with additional training and funding to purchase state-of-the-art equipment, including computers, tablets, smartboards, digital cameras, music studio tools and video-editing technology.
My.Future transforms the way young people use technology through hands-on training and education. The program allows club members to explore different areas of interest, and complete projects in a variety of fields – from Internet basics for technology beginners, to coding, robotics, game design and online journalism for advanced learners. Club members are awarded with digital badges which can be showcased online, shared with peers or added to a member’s resume to indicate their technical competency.
This grant is in recognition of Comcast’s commitment to the communities where its customers and employees live and work. In addition to the grants from the Comcast Foundation, Comcast also responds to community needs through local sponsorships and in-kind support, such as airing public service announcements, employee volunteerism, and providing technology equipment and services to organizations across the country.