Many of today’s youth are not exposed to STEM (science, technology, education & math) role models and careers, and during the out-of-school time, “Boys & Girls Clubs” provide high-impact programming to positively engage students in STEM subjects.
In partnership with Samsung, “Boys & Girls Club” of West San Gabriel Valley, CA open the doors to their 11th technology makeover location called “Tween Tech Center.”
Samsung helped transform “Boys & Girls Club” of into a high-tech learning space that features colorful, engaging and dynamic work and reading stations. The space is outfitted with more than 40 Samsung Galaxy tablets and laptops that enable students to access a STEM-focused curriculum designed specifically for middle school-aged youth at “Boys & Girls Clubs.”
“The ‘Tween Tech Centers‘ provide our Club kids and teens an opportunity to engage with the latest technology while also igniting and enhancing their STEM knowledge,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of BGCA. “It’s critical that we create fun and engaging opportunities for the next generation to learn essential STEM skills. These renovated Club spaces give youth a chance to explore their interests and develop skills needed for 21st century leadership and a great future.”
The opening of the latest “Tween Tech Center” was celebrated during a ribbon cutting ceremony at West San Gabriel Valley Club on December 11th. Congresswoman Judy Chu, U.S. Representative for California’s 27th Congressional District voiced her support of the critical importance of STEM education and the work the Club does to improve the local community within her district.
You can experience the excitement Boys & Girls Club students, staff and leadership feel at each new “Tween Tech Center” unveiling:LINK.