Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming receive over $16,000 in technology from Banner Health

Published: Mar. 11, 2022 at 4:53 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Banner Health has donated technology to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming. The donation will allow the club to expand its technology programming and reach more youth.

“When I came into the Tech Center, and it was like a whole new world. It was awesome. I got on the Internet and played lots of games,” said Club Member Chyleigh.

The Boys and Girls Clubs serve just over 100 youth a day in the Susie McMurry Technology Center at the Main Club.

The donation allows kids to learn how to use technology properly and how to care for the equipment. Kids get to improve their reading and math skills through online games. They also learn how to type and improve their typing skills.

The Boys and Girls Clubs teach kids how to be safe online. While using the Tech Center, kids can access over 20 programs for a variety of different enrichment opportunities.

One of the priorities of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America is providing youth the support of a mentor, with the donation from Banner Health, older Club members now have opportunities to mentor younger Club members while using new technology.

“I helped a younger kid do the activity that was on. I have learned to be nicer and help smaller kids,” said Club Member Layne.

Banner Health donated just over $16,000 in technology to the Boys and Girls Clubs in Casper. The new technology also gives Club members the chance to take their work outside the Tech Center.

“It gives them like that opportunity where they can take that Surface tablet and they don’t have to be in the Tech Center they can go to the Learning Center or find a space that they feel comfortable in utilizing the equipment that we have,” said Boys and Girls Clubs Technology Instructor Pedro Mendez.

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