Company also bestowing $8,000 in scholarships to eight Mobile (Ala.) area high school seniors
WHAT: Comcast will present the Boys & Girls Club of South Alabama with a $10,000 MY.FUTURE grant at the dedication of the new Comcast Tech Lab at the Club’s Optimist Unit. The lab will be furnished with state-of-the art technology and equipment provided through this grant. In addition, eight Mobile area student recipients of Comcast’s annual Leaders and Achievers program will each be recognized with $1,000 scholarships.
WHEN: Thursday, June 22
3:00 p.m. – Leaders and Achievers scholarship recognition
3:30 p.m. – My.Future grant presentation / Tech Lab dedication
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of South Alabama, Optimist Unit
1517 Plaza Drive, Mobile, AL 36605
ABOUT: Comcast has supported Boys & Girls Clubs for more than a decade, providing over $100 million in cash and in-kind contributions nationwide. The focus of this partnership is My.Future, a cutting-edge technology program designed to open the eyes of children to what’s possible for them through technology. Through the program, youth can record and edit their own music and videos, and learn coding, game design and robotics – digital skills that can put them on the path to successful careers. My.Future is available to the 4 million children served each year in 4,100 local Boys & Girls Clubs.
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers program provides $1,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their potential, who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, and who serve as models for their fellow students. The philosophy behind the program is to give young people opportunity to prepare for the future and to engage them in their communities. The program also demonstrates the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on this by the business community.