Several years ago Microsoft generously invested in Boys & Girls Clubs to create Club Tech, a national program that makes technology, software and training accessible in Clubs. In 2007, Best Buy Children’s Foundation joined forces with Microsoft and BGCA to help equip millions of America’s youth with vital skills and experiences to successfully compete academically and prepare for a 21st century workforce.
Club Tech teaches youth essential digital literacy skills through fun, interactive lessons, available at www.myclubmylife.com. Club members are encouraged to apply their tech skills and create original digital media such as web sites, music, movies and photography as part of Club Tech’s Digital Arts Festivals which are held annually.
Also, thanks to Microsoft’s $88 million donation in software, every chartered Club and organizational office is eligible to receive a comprehensive package of the latest Microsoft software for tech centers and staff computers at no cost.