Boys & Girls Clubs are changing lives with Club Tech. But don't just take our word for it. Hear from Club kids and alumni who have had opportunities and achieved beyond their wildest dreams thanks to Club Tech.
Today's youth have a familiarity with technology unlike generations that have preceded them, a skill that is vital to success in school and on the job. Yet with more than 8 million young people lacking regular access to a computer, many will be left facing life-long challenges. Club Tech, BGCA’s digital literacy program, aims to make technology accessible, intriguing and fun.
To be successful in the 21st century workplace, today's youth must become digitally literate. This means more than knowing how to use a computer and a wireless phone. Youth must be able to analyze problems; access, assimilate, organize and interpret information; conduct research; and effectively communicate their understanding and interpretation of the information to with others.
Club Tech is helping a million youth learn new technology skills, preparing them for great careers and a successful life. None of this would be possible without the help of our corporate sponsors!
If you are a member of the media and need additional information about BGCA’s Club Tech program, contact us!
Join us and help ensure great futures for millions of kids through technology.
“Building on models such as Club Tech of the Boys & Girls Clubs, we can and should create a place in every community where young children could gain confidence in their literacy and interactive-technology skills.”
James Paul Gee and Michael H. LevineJoan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
[Source: Getting Over the Slump: http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/upload_kits/1_1.pdf]
In 2012, many of us take access to a PC for granted. We may even look to find ways to decrease how connected we are. But for millions of American kids, connectivity and basic technology skills are out of reach.
Club Tech was launched in 2000 to level the virtual playing field by providing young people with the technology resources to help them perform better in school and, eventually, the workplace. Through this innovative digital literacy program, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, with the support of Microsoft and Comcast, is committed to ensuring every child that walks through our doors is equipped with the access and the skills necessary for success in the 21st century.
We invite you to join us. Like us, upload and share! Show the millions of kids who need your support that you are as committed as we are to ensuring that they equipped and ready to face the great future they deserve.
Need a little inspiration? Read a few stories about Club members whose lives have been transformed through BGCA’s Club Tech program. Then get involved to help other young people reach their full potential.
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