As a result of a grant from the Comcast Foundation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, John Smith and over 100 children like him from the Pascua Yaqui Clubhouse are now able to create digital artwork using the latest technology and digital resources.
In an effort to bridge the digital divide, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson is partnering with Comcast NBCUniversal and the My.Future program to educate Club members about our digital world and ignite passion for Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). As part of that sponsorship, Comcast Foundation contributed $25,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson to ensure kids are learning valuable digital skills through the My.Future technology initiative. Of those funds, $15,000 went directly to the Pascua Yaqui Club House to lessen the digital divide. A celebration of this support took place on Monday, December 7, 2016 at the Pascua Yaqui branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson.
“Support from Comcast enables kids attending the Pascua Yaqui Clubhouse and other facilities operated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson with access to everything from basic computer programs to advanced digital arts and STEM related activities,” said Linda Wojtowicz, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, designed My.Future to teach Club members about our digital world and ignite their passion for technology.
“In honoring our commitment to support our neighborhoods, we are proud to invest in the growth and future of local youth,” said Darryl Hawkins, General Manager, Comcast. “As a community, it’s critical to make sure our youth are prepared with the tools and resources needed to compete in this ever-changing, technology-driven world.”