$10,000 GRANT FROM NEWALLIANCE FOUNDATION FOR TECHNOLOGY CENTER HELPS LOCAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUB PROVIDE YOUTH ACCESS TO DIGITAL LITERACY SKILLS FOR FUTURE WORKFORCE & ECONOMY.
Grant will provide new skill-building and educational experiences for More Than 200 Club Members and Open Doors to New Opportunities and Brighter Futures
NEW HAVEN, CT. OCTOBER 26, 2015 – Boys & Girls Club of New Haven is being recognized with a $10,000 grant from the NewAlliance Foundation- Technology Grant Program for Club Members to provide youth access to new skill-building opportunities and other supports to improve their educational and career success. The Center for Innovation will allow the Club to address diverse styles of learning. Youth will participate in project-based, hands-on activities which promote creativity and the development of participant self-expression. Club members will have opportunities to explore, experiment and test their own ideas through new digital tools.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, eighty percent (80%) of jobs in the next decade will require a solid foundation of technical skills. Based on these statistics, it is imperative that young people have the technology resources to build upon the digital literacy skills needed for the future global workforce and economy. Youth will have the technology tools they need to improve their academic skills in core subject areas. By incorporating innovative digital, group-orientated learning, the Club will assist young people in strengthening their character development, leadership and college/career readiness skills.
The grant, awarded by the New Alliance Foundation for our young people, will allow an estimated 200 New Haven-area youth to experience new and stimulating programs which combine education, technology, workforce and the arts.
“We are extremely grateful to the NewAlliance Foundation and excited about the new opportunities that await our Club members,” said the Club’s Executive Director, Stephanie Barnes.
The NewAlliance Foundation- Technology Grant Program was designed in 2015 to support organizations with limited capacity to upgrade, maintain or expand technology needs, NewAlliance Foundation recognizes that it is challenging for organizations to keep technology current, which is vital to their ability to carry out their missions with efficiency and competence.