October 8, 2014 (Chester, Pa) – The Boys & Girls Club of Chester recently received a $25,000 donation courtesy of the Comcast Foundation that will enhance educational and mentoring opportunities for Chester youth. This donation occurred as a result of the Club’s support of Club Tech 2014, a digital literacy program through the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) that aims to make technology accessible, intriguing and fun.
At the Boys & Girls Club of Chester, youth are engaged in Club Tech classes several times a week and every Saturday. These classes provide an overview of Microsoft Office, with targeted instruction on Microsoft Powerpoint and marketing software applications. Students receive critical educational tools to improve their technological skills that create greater opportunities for them within the Club’s mentor program.
This generous donation from Comcast Foundation will help purchase new computers and LED Televisions allowing for a greater instructional experience within the classrooms. Janet Riley-Ford is the executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Chester, and she comments, “Our students are motivated to make a difference in their community and they recognize the value of digital literacy. We are very appreciative of this financial support from Comcast Foundation, and we look forward to adding new opportunities for our youth such as videography and digital photography thanks to this donation.”
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities: promoting community service, expanding digital literacy and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $130 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.
The Boys & Girls Club of Chester was established in 1930 to provide a place of learning, support and growth for the youth of Chester in a safe environment. Today, they continue their mission in the George E. Carter Center located at 201 E. 7th Street in Chester. This modern facility offers school-aged boys and girls with entertaining programs and athletic activities in an environment which is focused on education, character development, and discussing healthy lifestyle choices. For more information, visit www.boysandgirlsclubchester.com.