Time Warner Cable Opens Learning Lab at VBGCQ

Time Warner Cable Opens Learning Lab at VBGCQTime Warner Cable (TWC) and Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens (VBGCQ) have opened an ultramodern technology and computer center at VBGCQ’s center.

The TWC Learning Lab was funded to a cost of $50,000 from a grant by the service provider and will be integrated into VBGCQ’s Internet Safety, Digital Literacy and Career Launch programs that target college and vocational readiness.

The Queens Gazette reported that the deal is a continuation of the long-standing partnership between the two entities. Speaking about the deal, AVP of Operations in Queens and Brooklyn for Time Warner Cable Brien Kelley said the learning labs are designed to help bridge the digital divide for local communities in the whole of New York.

“We are very pleased to partner with the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens to open this lab, which will further empower this fine organization to invest in the future leaders of Queens.” TWC runs the Connect a Million Minds initiative and it is through that they committed $500,000 in cash and kind for the past year. The funds went towards addressing America’s declining proficiency in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Matthew Troy, the Executive Director of the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens said they have benefited heavily from the initiative and lauded TWC for the support. “Time Warner Cable has been a strong supporter of us through its Connect a Million Minds initiative. We’re so pleased they are investing in us again, as the 700 children served by the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens will now have access to a state of the art Time Warner Cable Learning Lab.”

He added; “This Lab will help open doors to more 21st century learning opportunities, providing access to tools and hands on learning that our Club’s students will need for future studies and careers in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.”

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