Comcast Foundation to present $15,000 Grant to Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis


 WHAT: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis has been selected to receive a $15,000 MY.FUTURE grant from the Comcast Foundation. MY.FUTURE is a cutting-edge digital experience designed to teach digital literacy skills and introduce the endless possibilities that technology offers.

Comcast NBCUniversal is committed to bridging the digital divide with the MY.FUTURE technology initiative. With MY.FUTURE, Boys and Girls Club kids across the nation receive personalized, hands-on experiences; learn how to safely and productively engage online; and discover technology skills needed to navigate today’s digital world.

On Tuesday, November 15, the Comcast Foundation will present a $15,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. Following a short program, the kids will receive a MY.FUTURE tutorial.

WHO:        Berlin Boyd, Memphis City Councilman, District 7

                      Martavius Jones, Memphis City Councilman, Super District 8 (Invited)

Keith Blanchard, President & CEO Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis

Ron Nelson, Club Director, John Dustin Buckman Boys and Girls Club

Brittany Hart, Program Director, John Dustin Buckman Boys and Girls Club

Haywood Jackson, Comcast Director of Technical Operations

Evangeline Parker-Guest. Comcast Manager, External Affairs

Comcast employees, BGC parents and kids.

WHEN:    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 / 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

PHOTOS:   5:00 p.m.- Comcast, Community Leaders, Club Kids gather

5:15 p.m.- Remarks by Comcast, BGC, Elected Officials

5:35 p.m.- Check presentation

5:40 p.m.- Photos, Computer Lab Demo

6:00 p.m.- Reception

WHERE:   1100 Vollintine Ave., Memphis, TN 38107 John Dustin Buckman Boys and Girls Club Multipurpose Room and Computer Lab

ONSITE MEDIA CONTACT: Evangeline Parker-Guest, Manager of External Affairs, Comcast Memphis/Little Rock (901) 435-9871-Office / (501) 779-6654-Cell

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