IGT’s After School Advantage Program Donates Computer Lab to Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, Nev. --- The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada’s Lied Memorial Club unveiled its new computer lab as a part of IGT’s After School Advantage program with an official ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on January 10. Through IGT’s After School Advantage program and $15,000 donation, IGT employees renovated the Club’s outdated computer lab and equipped it with ten new computer stations, fresh paint, upgraded fixtures and technology such as a 3D printer and an interactive white board. This is the second IGT After School Advantage program-sponsored facility in Nevada.
“This new technology provides our students with the resources they need to succeed today and sets them up for success in their future careers,” said Andy Bischel, Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada President and CEO. “IGT has been an exceptional partner and we are grateful for their investment which will help to ensure that every kid who walks through these doors reaches their full potential.”
“IGT is proud to extend our partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada to include the new IGT After School Advantage computer lab at the Organization’s flagship facility,” said Luke Orchard, IGT Chief Compliance Officer and BGCSNV Board Member. “It’s exciting to launch the STEAM element of our After School Advantage program in Nevada and to complement the good work that the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada already accomplishes.”
Several elected officials including U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto, US Congresswoman Dina Titus, Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones, along with representatives from Senator Jacky Rosen and Governor Steve Sisolak’s office participated in the event
This lab marks the 316th IGT After School Advantage computer lab opened around the world and the first to incorporate the Company’s new STEAM initiative – an ongoing partnership that commits IGT employees in STEAM roles to volunteer their time and talents to the organization on a continuous basis.
About IGT’s After School Advantage
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the After School Advantage Program allows IGT to apply its technological expertise, as a leading provider of technology and services to lotteries and commercial gaming operators worldwide, to assist in the education of our youth. For each After School Advantage Program, IGT donates, on average, $15,000 in new computers, printers, software, furniture, and volunteer hours to qualifying public schools and non-profit agencies in jurisdictions where IGT conducts business worldwide. Since the launch of the After School Advantage Program on April 14, 1999, IGT has installed computer centers in the District of Columbia, Antigua, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, Rhode Island, Texas, Oregon, Georgia, California, Kentucky, Ohio, Arizona, New Jersey, Michigan, Kansas, Wisconsin, New York, Colorado, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, New Mexico, Virginia, Idaho, Florida, Tennessee, Nevada, Washington, Indiana, North Carolina, and South Dakota. For more information about IGT’s After School Advantage Program, please visit www.IGT.com.