Augusta, Ga. – November 28, 2016: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) has received a $10,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation to help expand the My.Future technology initiative. The hands-on technology training is designed to equip Club kids with the skills needed to compete in a 21st century environment.
The grant will provide Club staff with additional training and funding to purchase state-of-the-art equipment including tablets, digital cameras, music studio tools and video-editing technology needed to implement the My.Future curriculum.
My.Future is a technology initiative that enables members to select from more than 40 activities to help them understand how to safely engage online, and identify and develop digital interests – from Internet basics for beginners, to robotics, game design and online journalism for advanced users.
“We are grateful for the role that Comcast is playing to support our important mission in Augusta,” said Julie Ferguson, Public and Corporate Relations, Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA. “Today’s announcement will go a long way toward helping to bridge the digital divide among our members and more easily set them up for success.”
In 2015, the Comcast Foundation invested more than $3 million in Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) My.Future technology initiative. BGCA is using $1.5 million to further develop and build out the My.Future program. The remaining funding is being awarded to approximately 90 local Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. The grant is part of Comcast NBCUniversal’s five-year partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).
Since 2011, Comcast and the Comcast Foundation have dedicated more than $240 million in cash and in-kind support to fund digital readiness initiatives nationwide, reaching nearly 3.2 million people through non-profit, digital literacy partners, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Comcast has supported local Boys & Girls Clubs for more than a decade, providing more than $100 million in cash and in-kind contributions.