DONATION SUPPORTS LAUNCH OF MY.FUTURE TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE
WHAT: Comcast will make a $20,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Club (BGC) of Central Mississippi on Thursday, November 13. Dozens of attendees are expected, including executives from Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Comcast, elected officials and Club members. The grant supports the launch of My.Future, a new technology initiative that will teach Club members about the digital world and ignite their passion for technology. Comcast NBCUniversal is the Presenting Sponsor of My.Future.
Club members will provide live demonstrations of the My.Future activities using the state-of-the-art technology and equipment that was provided to the Club. At the national level, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Comcast NBCUniversal will also announce the details of a new five-year, multi-million dollar partnership.
WHEN: November 13 at 2:30 p.m. (CST)
WHERE: BGC of Central Mississippi, 1450 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS.
WHO: Comcast Director Ronnie Colvin and BGC of Central Miss. President Penny King
WHY: Through this partnership, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Comcast NBCUniversal are harnessing the power of technology and the Internet to expand digital literacy and help conquer the digital divide. By exposing youth to new technology skills, they will be more likely to pursue a career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field – which is expected to grow nearly twice as fast as other fields in the United States by 2018.