Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Massachusetts Bay Partners With Boston-Based Tech
Companies To Launch New Technology Club Program For Local Youth
BOSTON, June 27, 2013
BOSTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Massachusetts Bay has just announced the launch of its new Technology Club
aimed at providing kids from the Massachusetts Bay area with a proficiency in
math and science with mentors from Boston based tech companies. Participating
local organizations include Carbonite, Constant Contact, ConnectEDU, Intuit,
Inc. and PayPal.
Employees who participate in the program will be matched with kids between the
ages of 7-12 in the local community at flexible times approximately twice a
month. Additionally, the program will provide participants with optional
events geared towards fostering interests in technology, including monthly
competitions and access to free promotions from the Museum of Science.
"The Technology Club gives kids an opportunity to bond with someone who thinks
the same way they do," said Wendy Foster, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Massachusetts Bay. "It also gives our local partners an opportunity to give
back in a way that's meaningful to them."
Carbonite, a leading provider of online backup for small businesses and
consumers, is one of the partners excited to be involved in the launch.
"When I was a kid I joined a science club that was supported by local colleges
and businesses," said David Friend, chairman and CEO, Carbonite."It opened my
eyes to science and engineering and that eventually led to my present career
as a tech entrepreneur. I'm really pleased that my company is able to partner
with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay on their new Technology
Club.It's a great opportunity for the kids, and it's a great opportunity for
us to give back to the people of Boston."
Unbelievably, there are still more than 1,000 boys in the Massachusetts Bay
area waiting for a Big Brother. If your company is interested in engaging
children in S.T.E.M. through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts
Bay's Technology Club, please contact the Community Engagement and Recruitment
Manager, Beth Gillander, at 617.956.0211.
To find out how you can make a difference in a child's life, please visit
http://www.bbbsmb.org, or follow us on Facebookand Twitter.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is a fresh, innovative,
energetic organization that is making a real difference in the lives of more
than 1,800 youth by providing them with an invested, caring adult mentor. With
research and proven outcomes at its core, Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Massachusetts Bay is working to ensure every child has the support from caring
adults that they need for healthy development and success in life. The
organization's vision is to inspire, engage and transform communities in
Massachusetts Bay by helping youth achieve their full potential, contributing
to healthier families, better schools, brighter futures and stronger
communities. For more information about this worthwhile cause and its
important mission, visit www.bbbsmb.org.
Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), is a leading provider of online backupfor
small businesses and consumers. Subscribers in more than 100 countries rely
on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable and secure cloud backup
solutions with anytime, anywhere data access. Carbonite's backup solution runs
on both the Windows and Mac platforms. The company has backed up more than 300
billion files, restored nearly 20 billion files, and currently backs up more
than 350 million files each day. For more information, please
VP External Relations and CommunityEngagement
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-956-0256
SOURCE Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
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