WorldVentures Foundation Presents Its First TechCart to Boys & Girls Clubs
“Technology is foundational to how we learn and communicate,” said Paine. “Unfortunately, some kids simply don’t have access to technology and are unable to develop the skills that are essential to academic success and career advancement. The Tech Cart Program levels the playing field, ensuring kids and teens have the opportunity to acquire technological skills to pursue a brighter future.”
Tech Cart Program to help area teens excel in STEM and job-readiness career preparation
Plano, Texas — July 20, 2018 — WorldVentures Foundation™ has introduced the TechCart Program to create opportunities for education and technological development for children and teens at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Tech Carts are mobile storage units that can secure and charge up to a dozen laptops or tablets at once.
On Friday, July 20, WorldVentures Holdings Chief Executive Officer Josh Paine and WorldVentures Foundation Executive Director Gwyneth Lloyd presented the foundation’s first TechCart containing 11 Chromebook™ notebook computers to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte, North Carolina, during a volunteer event. Identifying the greatest need in their community, the Boys & Girls Clubs sent the TechCart to support the kids and teens at the Milton Road Club.“Technology is foundational to how we learn and communicate,” said Paine. “Unfortunately, some kids simply don’t have access to technology and are unable to develop the skills that are essential to academic success and career advancement. The TechCart Program levels the playing field, ensuring kids and teens have the opportunity to acquire technological skills to pursue a brighter future.”
“We are elated to be the first club to receive a TechCart and Chromebooks from WorldVentures Foundation,” said Dana Carpenter, Director of Operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte. “As a result of this donation, the 82 teens at the Milton Road Club will be able to participate in digital job-readiness and career preparation programs, along with Digital Literacy Essentials activities that provide a solid foundation of technology skills. And, with better access to internet resources, all 150 Club members can achieve greater academic success during our Power Hour program, which provides homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities.”
WorldVentures Foundation plans to present additional TechCarts and notebook computers to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country, which serve four million young people ranging in age from 6 to 18. “The foundation’s commitment to youth and their communities continues with the TechCart Program,” said Lloyd. “We have a Heart to Serve and technology is much-needed resource for kids in this program.”
About WorldVentures Holdings
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, WorldVentures Holdings LLC is the privately held parent company of a diverse family of lifestyle brands, including DreamTrips™ and WorldVentures. The company’s mission is to create more fun, freedom and fulfillment in people’s lives through great life experiences, financial opportunity, personal development and contribution. The company’s products and services offer a spectrum of innovative solutions to empower generations and support the potential and promise of our global community. For more information, please visit dreamtrips.com and worldventures.com.
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.
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