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National Day of Giving – Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV receives $10,000 for Workforce Readiness Program

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Pictured above: 40 new Chromebooks and tablets donated courtesy of Charter Communications/Spectrum

Calendar emojiNovember 30, 2021  
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EDINBURG, TX – In honor of National Day of Giving, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV received a generous donation for its Workforce Readiness Program. Earlier today, Charter Communications, (the parent company for Spectrum) announced it would donate $10,000 and 40 new Chromebooks and tablets to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV. 

“We know how much of a digital divide has existed in our South Texas area and with the donation Spectrum is providing the Boys & Girls Clubs, it is another step to closing the digital divide for our children and affect the lives of their families,” said State Representative Terry Canales, who was present for today’s National Day of Giving announcement. Representatives from Charter Communications/Spectrum, the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV, Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, and Hidalgo County Precinct 4 also joined the Club in celebration of the Giving Tuesday donation. 

The $10,000 donation and new computers will support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg’s Workforce Readiness Program for youth and teens in our surrounding communities. The program allows local youth and teenagers the opportunity to learn essential and technical skills as well as practice these newly acquired skills through real-life work experiences. “We are so excited to have these new tablets that we can use in our Workforce Readiness Program. The program offers teens experiences such as service – learning, job shadowing, financial literacy and work certifications that prepares them for first job experiences in our local area,” said Adriana Rendon, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg. 

Since 1969, the Boys & Girls Club has played an integral role in the Edinburg community, providing daily programs and services to young people.  During the School year the Club is open Monday – Friday, 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and during the summer the hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  On all Edinburg CISD holidays and teachers work days The Legacy Center is open 7:30 am – 5:30 p.m.  The Club has its main site and administration at The Legacy Center located at 702 Cullen Street (Rogers and 281) but also has four other after school locations in and around the Edinburg area. The Club offers programs that emphasize character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sport, fitness and recreation. If you would like to learn more about our scheduled activities call 956.383.2582.  

If you would like to make a contribution or are interested in volunteering, please contact Adriana Rendon at 956.383.2582 or email arendon@edinburgkids.com  Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg Rio Grande Valley is a proud City of Edinburg partner and a United Way of South Texas Agency. You can also stay connected and follow us on all our social media channels by searching @edinburgkids