WorldVentures Foundation Presents a DreamStation to Oklahoma County Boys & Girls Club
On Thursday, November 15, WorldVentures Foundation Executive Director Sophia Stoller and lead fundraiser Laura Salisbury presented a DreamStation containing 12 Chromebook™ notebook computers to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County during a volunteer event at TelStar Elementary in Midwest City, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma ranks near the bottom of U.S. states for households with broadband internet connection, a disparity affecting 31% of Oklahoma’s population. The absence is especially significant for kids and teens who rely on the internet and digital technologies for educational development, personal empowerment and socialization.
“Technology is an important educational resource for kids and teens and creates opportunities for learning and career development,” said Stoller. “With access to the internet and digital technologies, Club members can build their computer competency, enhance their digital literacy and create a path for academic success through online educational programs, research opportunities and access to information.”
Earlier this year, the WorldVentures Foundation™ introduced the DreamStation program to create opportunities for education and technological development for children and teens at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. DreamStations are mobile storage units that can secure and charge up to a dozen laptops or tablets at once.
In 2019, WorldVentures Foundation will present additional DreamStations and notebook computers to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country, which serve 4 million young people ranging in age from 6 to 18.
About WorldVentures Foundation
WorldVentures Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to create positive change in the lives of children all over the world. The foundation supports sustainable programs that promote children’s health, happiness, safety and development. Represented by the Heart to Serve logo and tagline, the foundation’s mission is accomplished through four main ways: VolunTours, Volunteer Days, Dream Courts™ and fundraising. Learn more at worldventuresfoundation.org.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in Boys & Girls Clubs of America-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Nielsen Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at bgca.org, or by visiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Facebook and Twitter.