Boys and Girls Clubs receive grant from UPS Foundation

By Aileen Roxane Villar….

UPS supervisors, managers and senior staff members joined Alex Rodriguez-Roig, Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade executive director, (front right) in providing hands-on support. The team removed old computers, cleaned, painted and installed new computers in what is now known as the UPS Technology Center at the Kendall Club.

The UPS Foundation recently awarded a $35,000 grant to Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. The funds are to support the Kendall Club’s Technology Center.

The organization welcomed more than 30 UPS supervisors, managers and senior staff members, who provided hands-on support. They removed old computers from the center, cleaned and painted the area, and installed newly purchased computers. As a result of their collaboration and support, the lab has been renamed the UPS Technology Center.

“We are honored to have partnered with the UPS Foundation. We now have a beautiful, updated Technology Center, allowing our kids full access to new equipment in a state-of-the-art environment,” said Alex Rodriguez-Roig, executive director of Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.

The generous funding will contribute to the club’s Academic Improvement Methods (AIM) program which targets children’s academic needs by means of tutoring, educational software, and online testing. The refurbished lab will serve as motivation for students to access the club for homework help and research. Renovations were well overdue, given that the computers had not been replaced since 1997.

For more information on Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, visit online at www.bgcmia.org or call 305-446-9910.


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