We broke the exciting news at Clubs in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. To celebrate, Comcast NBCUniversal equipped each Club with state-of-the-art technology, including computers, tablets, smart boards, digital cameras, music studio gear and video-editing tools. The Comcast Foundation also provided new paint, furniture and structural repairs. (The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula in Menlo Park, Calif., also received a technology upgrade and will hold its own celebration today.)
In today’s technology-driven culture, it’s crucial that all kids, in all communities, have access to computers, apps, the Internet. But it takes more than access to pick these skills up. To successfully use the myriad hardware and software at their disposal, kids need good direction and training, too. That’s where we see My.Future making a real difference for our young people.
The My.Future initiative will enable members to develop technical knowledge via project-based learning experiences in areas such as web exploration, digital communication and media creation. More advanced topics include robotics, coding and game design. Club members who demonstrate progressive, broadly-based levels of digital competence will earn digital badges, which they can use to unlock cool technology and leadership opportunities.
BGCA is thrilled to join forces with Comcast NBCUniversal on My.Future. Together, we’re giving kids opportunities to acquire skills and expertise in technology pathways that interest them most – and develop the great futures they deserve.