Club Tech Center of Excellence

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Photo: Richard Buery, President and CEO of The Children’s Aid Society (standing), looks on as teen Trevon Wilson demonstrates his computer skills for Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President of Business and Marketing Organization, Microsoft.

The Boys & Girls Club of America Club Tech Center of Excellence is a freshly designed space conducive to creative and collaborative work with an expansive Club Tech curriculum including newly added robotics programming and game development.

The Club Tech Center at Dunlevy Milbank offers the latest Microsoft technology, including Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, and cutting-edge hardware. The backbone of the Centers of Excellence remains the Club Tech program, inclusive of curriculum, that trains on Microsoft software, and offers experience with Web design tenets, graphic design techniques, digital film editing and digital music composition through the Digital Arts Suite.

In addition to technical skills, the Club Tech program encourages critical thinking, project management and problem-solving skills. To help foster these skills The Boys & Girls Club of America Club Tech Centers of Excellence will include designated and specially designed instructional and exploratory zones:

  • The Instructional Zone is a traditional lab space where youth will learn and master technology fundamentals through classes and individual project work.
  • The Exploratory Zone is a space within Boys & Girls Clubs’ technology centers designed for team project work using advanced technology and skill sets. Use of the Exploratory Zone and its software, devices and tools is an incentive for kids and teens to become experienced technology users.

Watch the video produced by our supporters at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop in celebration of the opening of the first Club Tech Center of Excellence.