From the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County:
This Thursday, May 27th, from 7AM to 3 PM, volunteers from Best Buy and the Geek Squad will be lending a helping hand to the young people of Harford County, MD. They will be at the Bel Air Boys & Girls Clubs renovating the computer lab and learning center and installing 12 brand new computers and a instructor projector.
Randy Acosta, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County notes “Although the digital divide is lessening, a persistent technology gap exists between those who have the resources to access technology and those who do not, and much remains to be done. Public venues, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County, can provide daily access to technology, not only for schoolwork assistance but also for career preparation and other personal enrichment activities. More important, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County can provide continued support for members to learn the skills needed to compete effectively. With a combination of caring adult staff and cutting-edge programs, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County can make a real difference in the future success of its members. The new technology provided by Best Buy will help us to provide the best programs possible for our Club members. Youth will now have the opportunity to research papers for school, participate in digital photography classes, Internet safety workshops, webpage design and music editing.”
This is not the first time Best Buy and Geek Squad has stepped to the plate to bring cutting edge technology to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County. Last year, Best Buy provided a state of the art media center for the teen room at the Aberdeen Boys & Girls Club. This included wall mounted flat screen TV’s, surround sound, a projector and several gaming systems, all professionally installed by the Geek Squad. More recently they renovated our Edgewood Branch’s computer lab with a donation of 17 brand new PCs.
Everyone is invited to join us for the unveiling of the new computer lab. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for May 27 at 3 -5 PM at our Bel Air Branch located at 525 W. MacPhail Road.