Business Grant Allows Local Charity to Expand
By Kelsey Morrow
The Boys & Girls Club of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) has received a $10,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation to expand their 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 My.Future program 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 even online journalism for advanced users.
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 other video-editing technology needed to implement the My.Future curriculum.
“We are grateful for the role that Comcast is playing to support our important mission in Augusta,” Julie Ferguson, Public and Corporate Relations of the Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA, said. “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.”
For more information about the My.Future program, visit myfuture.net