Wisconsin Youth Company Awarded Technology Grant
Grant allows technology upgrade for after school, neighborhood programs
Madison, Wisconsin (May 2, 2019) — Wisconsin Youth Company was awarded a $13,345 grant by the Berbee Derby Technology Education Foundation to provide up to date technology for use in programs. The appropriate use of technology is an important skill for children to learn.
“This grant money will make a tremendous difference in the technology our children interact with on a daily basis. Teaching curriculums rely on technology which creates a barrier for some children. We want to remove those barriers and this grant money will allow us to upgrade our technology so children have the most current technology for their educational needs,” says Rebecca Carlin, executive director, Wisconsin Youth Company.
Technology will be updated throughout the organization’s after school programs, and at the Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Centers. Updates will include iPads, GoPro cameras, green screens and boom sticks that will be accessible in a library for use across multiple programs for project-based learning.
“The Wisconsin Youth Company program is exactly the type of initiative the Technology Education Foundation likes to support. Children are the future of this country and the earlier they can have access to technology the better off we all are,” says Suzy Shain, race director, Berbee Derby.
All of the money raised by Berbee Derby for its annual Thanksgiving-Day race is given to the TEF grants. The grants are awarded to non-profit organizations that serve greater Madison and southern Wisconsin communities.
About Wisconsin Youth Company
Wisconsin Youth Company is a non-profit organization providing care and enrichment programs for school age children since 1974. This includes before and after school programs, and summer camps throughout Dane and Waukesha counties. Wisconsin Youth also operates the Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Centers to serve the Elver Park and Theresa/Hammersley neighborhoods. Wisconsin Youth Company—where kids thrive beyond the school day!
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