Funding to support career-building curriculums and digital skills training
(West Monroe, LA): June 29, 2021 – Comcast today announced it has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Louisiana (BGCNL). The funds will support career-building curriculums, including the MyFuture program, which helps build skills and career interest through digital exploration.
The $10,000 Comcast grant will help BGCNL fulfill its commitment of delivering life-enhancing programs that includes digital exploration and digital skills-building to youth ages 10 to 17. This curriculum includes computer science, digital literacy and media production. Computer science activities will explore coding, game design, programming languages, and building apps.
The MyFuture program will be provided to 75 members over the next 12 months at the BGCNL West Monroe Evergreen Unit. The students will also receive insight into various technology careers through interaction with mentors and guest speakers in technology fields from the University of Louisiana-Monroe and Delta Community College, as well as employees from several large corporations in the community.
The Comcast Foundation continues to build on its efforts through expanding access to technology to promote digital inclusion, helping individuals build skills for the digital economy, and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurialism.