As part of our nationwide commitment to help bridge the digital divide, the AT&T Foundation contributed $25,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg. This contribution will support a comprehensive program for teens that plans to help bridge the digital divide and prepares club members to enter the workforce, skilled trade, military, advanced technology training or secondary education.
“The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg is tremendously grateful for AT&T’s support of our Club’s goal of bridging the digital divide. AT&T’s generous support will help our members graduate from high school with the skills and ability needed to enter the workforce or attend post-secondary education. Again, we appreciate the support of our mission,” said Mark Sheehan, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg.
The COVID-19 pandemic heightened the challenges faced by students here in Virginia and around the country. The Boys and Girls Club in Lynchburg is working to boost students’ technology skills, so they’re better prepared to succeed in school, on the job and in life.
I visited the club on November 10 to meet the team and learn more about the programs they offer to the young people in Lynchburg. Virginia Delegate Kathy Byron joined us for the visit and conversation.
“I am thrilled the AT&T Foundation has given this generous and substantial contribution to Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg. The Boys and Girls Club has a long history of changing lives for the better, so I know AT&T’s contribution will make a profound difference in the Club’s outstanding work,” said Delegate Byron, “The program this contribution will benefit strengthens our region’s workforce by better preparing our young men and women for the skills they need to excel in today’s workplace.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Lynchburg, Virginia, is dedicated to changing and saving the lives of young people in Lynchburg by increasing opportunities, providing daily access to safe places, introducing caring adult mentors and life-enhancing academics, health and leadership programs both after school and during the summer.