What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER RECEIVES $2,500 GRANT

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Westchester County
by Kaitlin Ahern

Related: boys and girls club northern westchester, technology programs in westchester, verizon foundation grant, computer access for kids in westchester,


The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester received a grant from The Verizon Foundation that will help the organization expand its technology programs and increase computer access for its young members.

 

The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester was awarded a $2,500 grant from The Verizon Foundation in February. Funds from the donation will be used to provide the club’s members with access to essential technology, helping them to succeed in their school years and beyond.

kids in a computer lab

Young members of the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester participate in the club’s Skill Tech Program, which will get a boost from the Verizon grant.

Of the approximately 600 children who visit BGCNW daily, many for after-school homework help, nearly 40 percent do not have access to computers at home. Using the foundation’s contribution, BGCNW will expand its Skill Tech Program, which teaches club members practical technology skills. The activities involved in the program encourage emotional development by emphasizing responsibility and respect for peers and equipment in the club’s technology center.

“The club strives to instill important computer fundamentals in all our members,” says executive director Brian Skanes. “Computer access has become critical for success in today’s technology-focused world -- especially for our youth. We are extremely grateful to the Verizon Foundation for understanding this need and providing the resources to help support our efforts.”

The nonprofit Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester in Mount Kisco, which serves more than 2,000 young people from 60 local communities, is dedicated to inspiring and enabling young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. For more information, visit bgcnw.com.

 


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More Local News - Westchester County Articles

Animal Fun Awaits at Hurricane Grill & Wings in Hartsdale

Summer Camp Offered for Budding Jazz Musicians
Sterling Care Launches Nanny Placement Program
Winner of Brick Factor Competition Becomes New Master Model Builder at LEGOLANDĀ® Discovery Center Westchester
Hartsdale Enrichment Center Offers Summer Common Core Program

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Westchester County Sponsors

LinguaKidsĀ®, LLC

LINGUAKIDS is a coWELCOMEmpany specialized in teac...

Acres of Adventure Summer Camp at Ann and Andy
2170 Saw Mill River Road
Elmsford, NY
914-592-3027
Acres of Adventure, family-owned and operated sinc...

Apples and Oranges Kids Clothes
120 Bon Air Ave
New Rochelle, NY
917-744-8994
Apples & Oranges Kids Clothes is an exclusive onli...

Best In Backyards
Serving the Tri-State area
844-863-5256
The top swing set and backyard product retailer in...

Musical Munchkins
167 Scarsdale Road
Tuckahoe, NY
914-771-7000
Westchester's original and most trusted music prog...
See Our Local News - Westchester County Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE