ATLANTA, May 24, 2006 — Intel Corporation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) today are celebrating the opening of a new IntelÂ® Computer Clubhouse, a unique after-school learning center for youth ages 10 to 18. The clubhouse is located at the John H. Harland Club in the city’s southwest area.
‘Intel and the Boys and Girls Club’s collective goal is to help open up the world of opportunities to the youth of southwest Atlanta through access to the latest technology and support of dedicated staff and mentors,’ said Rosalind Hudnell, Intel director of diversity. ‘Each young person who attends will be able to explore his or her curiosity and creativity in an environment full of resources designed to help develop skills which can improve academic and professional futures.’
Computer Clubhouse members learn by doing. Youth can create digital artwork, produce their own music CDs, film, write and edit short movies and design Web sites. Most come to the Clubhouse knowing little about technology, and leave with the skills and self-confidence to succeed in today’s technology-driven society.