Boys & Girls Club receives grant

By The Mercury

Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan received a technology grant from Cox Communications. This $11,000 grant will be used to purchase upgrades to the Cox Communications Technology Lab which will supplement learning and tutoring at the club.

The technology will be used year-round for academic activities within programs as well as programs such as robotics.

The Club has a mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Since 1994 the Club has focused on three core areas; good character and citizenship, healthy lifestyles and academic success. As the Manhattan community continues to grow, so has the Club’s needs. Over the past year, it served almost 2,000 members. 

Cox Communications, Cox Enterprises’ broadband communications subsidiary, has a history of connecting technology with education.

The company partners with Connect2Compete to offer discounted Internet service to low-income families with children, as well as provides Cox Tech Centers at Boys and Girls Clubs in its operating areas. The company also offers safety education around mobile, online and mass media content for children through its Take Charge! program.

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