Thanks to a grant from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation, teen members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County can explore their creative side in digital arts using new iMac computers. Reflecting Best Buy Children’s Foundation’s commitment to providing opportunities to teens through technology, $6,500 was awarded to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County to supply a new iMac computer in each Club’s Teen Center located in Valparaiso, South Haven, Portage and Duneland. Teens will have access to the latest technology in digital arts to design their own webpage, create and digitally edit music and movies, and design original graphic art. Having access to the latest digital arts technology will give the teens the opportunity to increase or explore their skill and knowledge in digital arts and open doors to possible career opportunities. Club members can also submit entries and compete in Boys & Girls Clubs of America Digital Arts Festivals.
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County is committed to helping our members achieve academic success by offering homework assistance, tutoring and multiple high-yield learning opportunities,” said Ryan Smiley, Director of Operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. “Through this grant from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation, we are able to further incorporate technology into the overall Club learning experience.”
Serving youth for over 40 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County provides after school and summer programs for nearly 5,000 boys & girls in grades K-12 in the areas of academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County has club sites located in Valparaiso, South Haven, Chesterton and Portage. Kidstop, a program provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, delivers high quality before and after school child care delivered in an environment of education, guidance and fun at nine sites located throughout Porter County.
For more information on membership, volunteer opportunities or to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, please contact your local Club, call (219) 464-7282 or visit www.bgcpoco.org. Great Futures Start HERE.