Wayne County Community College District Provides Critical Technology Upgrades For Boys & Girls Clubs Of Southeastern Michigan's NFL-YET Detroit Club

Wayne County Community College District Provides Critical Technology Upgrades For Boys & Girls Clubs Of Southeastern Michigan's NFL-YET Detroit Club

State-of-the-Art Technology Will Support More Than 1,700 Students with Education and College Readiness
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 2:00pm


CONTENT: Press Release

DETROIT, Sept. 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan has received a significant technology upgrade to its NFL-YET Detroit Club at the Dauch Campus thanks to funding by Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) provided through CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd program. More than 1,700 club members will now have access to a newly outfitted technology lab, with upgrades such as 12 new computer stations, printers, computer accessories, digital microscope kits and one year of Internet access.

The new technology lab will be presented at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 25 at 4:30 PM at the Club, located on Tireman Street. Len Krichko, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, Josh Sobel, Director of Sales and Business Development for CBS EcoMedia, and WCCCD Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Services Donnell Mason will be in attendance.

WCCCD is the largest urban community college district in Michigan, serving nearly 72,000 students annually across 32 cities and townships, and more than 500 square miles. The existing technology at the Dauch Campus was eight years old. Thanks to WCCCD’s funding, the acquired state-of-the-art educational tools will support education in information technology and enhance college readiness.

Since 1926, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) has provided high quality programs for young persons in our community. Today, they serve more than 14,000 children (ages 6-18) every year through their many programs and events.

 “We are thrilled to partner with EcoMedia and Boys & Girls Clubs on this vital initiative to help provide new and better tools to young people in our community,” stated WCCCD Chancellor Dr. Curtis L. Ivery.  “Our mission at WCCCD has always been to provide pathways to better lives through higher education, and we understand that involves having access to technology that works at the speed of young people’s minds.”

 “Access to technology is an integral part of preparing our youth for college and career success,” said Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of CBS EcoMedia. “With the support of WCCCD, Club members at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan will continue to build the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.”

“Boys & Girls Clubs is committed to the academic success of our Club members,” said Krichko. “Providing access to state-of-the-art computers and the Internet allows members to complete homework assignments after school and allows them to develop critical computer skills they need today and will need in their future.”

WCCCD, the largest urban community college in Michigan, is a multi-campus district with five campus locations, the Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center and the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education (MIPSE), serving nearly 72,000 students annually across 32 cities and townships, and more than 500 square miles. WCCCD is committed to the continued development of new programs, workforce transformation, hosting community-based training sessions, and improving student facilities and services. For more information on WCCCD’s programs or upcoming events, please visit www.wcccd.edu or call 313-496-2510.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (B&GCSM) is a youth development organization serving more than 14,000 youth (ages 6-18, grades 1-12) annually at 10 community-based Club sites located in the following cities and townships:  Auburn Hills, Belleville, Detroit (four sites), Highland Park, Romulus, Shelby Township and Ypsilanti.  Since 1926, B&GCSM has been helping young people in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties become responsible, self-reliant and caring adults through programs that support academic success, encourage a healthy lifestyle and foster good character and citizenship.  B&GCSM is affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), a national federation of nearly 4,000 Clubs located across the country and on U.S. Military Installations around the world that serve some 4.1 million youth annually. For information about after school programs in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties, visit www.bgcsm.org.

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.
At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002.  In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media. 

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide.  In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change. Please visit ecomediacbs.com, like us at facebook.com/EcoMediaCBS or follow us at Twitter.com/EcoMediaCBS.

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities.  EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.

Press Contacts:
Theresa Schieber
CBS EcoMedia

Tina Bassett
Bassett & Bassett, Incorporated