Savannah, Ga. – November 28, 2016: The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club 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 members with the skills needed to compete in today’s learning environment.
The grant will provide staff with training and funding to purchase equipment including tablets, music studio tools and video-editing technology needed to implement the My.Future curriculum.
My.Future is a technology initiative that lets members select from more than 40 activities to help them understand how to engage online, and identify interests – from Internet basics for beginners, to game design and online journalism for advanced users.
“We are proud to partner with the Comcast Foundation, and appreciate their very generous support,” said Vincent DelMonte, Executive Director for the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club. “This grant will help members develop the technology skills they need to thrive in today’s digital world, thus helping to bridge the digital divide.”
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.