For many of us, making connections or finding information online is second nature. But for others, navigating the internet is a small triumph that can lead to life-changing independence. It’s the spark that can ignite a new passion and open doors to future career paths.
The keys that unlock these life-changing moments? Digital literacy and access to technology — two areas of strategic investment at Comcast NBCUniversal that empower people and create opportunities for those who need it most.
How afterschool time can generate content creators
by Edwin Link
It’s important to frame best practices for afterschool providers in terms of engagement and participation in the world, not simply proficiency with computers and the Internet. It’s not about having a laptop or a smart phone, it’s about using the laptop or smartphone to translate a child’s worldview into content. It’s about giving them the creative space to digitally develop a voice. Here are a few examples:
By Jim Clark, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
In today’s digital world, new technologies and social sharing platforms are abound. Studies show that more than 90% of youth, especially teens, engage in some sort of social media activity daily. Now, Boys & Girls Clubs join this virtual space with a dynamic digital experience that’s more powerful than that of any other youth-based organization in the country.
Tupperware Brands has a long history of supporting youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Canada. Here, the crème de la crème (Youths of the Year) share their achievements with over 3,000 Tupperware independent Sales Force Members. Arianna Montrose, Lauren McQuaid and Jayla Bradley are celebrated and recognized at the annual Tupperware Jubilee Sales Conference in Orlando, Florida.
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By Whitney Stewart, Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 2015-16 National Youth of the Year
I can’t believe it has been over a week since we landed back in the states after an epic trip abroad for the Olympics. I mean, talk about a major pinch-me moment! I feel so blessed and so honored that I was given the chance to represent nearly 4 million Boys & Girls Club youth in Rio, thanks to Comcast and NBC Sports Champions, the pro-social initiative of NBC Sports Group.
With Chris Froome's record-breaking win at the final stage of the Tour de France on July 24, 21st Century Fox-sponsored Team Sky once again delivered on its reputation as the U.K.'s premier professional cycling team. Froome, who led his nearest competitor, Peter Sagan, by four minutes and five seconds, became the first Briton in history to win the race three times, and he took the opportunity during his acceptance speech to emphasize the teamwork for which Team Sky is so well known.