“Great Futures Start Here”

HIGH POINT, NC (June 27, 2016) –The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point invites the community to join them in celebrating the grand opening of their new computer learning center.

When: Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Where: 121 SW Cloverleaf Place, High Point, NC 27263

Time: 11:00 am

On July 7th, Captain Bobby Jackson will dedicate the learning center; Paul Lessard, President of the High Point Community Foundation will speak; the High Point Chamber of Commerce will perform a ceremonial ribbon cutting, and Executive Director of The Boys & Girls Club, Amy Hudson, will lead a tour of the facility.

Captain Bobby Jackson, commanding officer at The Salvation Army of High Point says, “We are excited about the opportunity these new computers provide for our members to reach their full potential as students. We have a responsibility to properly prepare them for college, which is now a reality for every Guilford County student, thanks to the Say Yes program. We are grateful to our friends at the High Point Community Foundation for making this new technology center a reality.”

The computers and technology for the new learning center were provided through a $23,050.00 grant awarded by the High Point Community Foundation. A printer and a total of 33 new computers, including 16 laptops and tablets, were purchased through the grant so students can use the new technology throughout the entire building and supplement their S.T.E.M programming. Before installing the new equipment, the entire room was generously remodeled by local business supporters. A fresh coat of paint was given by Huffman Paint, new carpet was installed and purchased as a gift from The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, and new furniture was donated by Davis Furniture Industries.

Amy Hudson, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point said, “We are so grateful to our community partners for helping us offer the youth of the community such a wonderful learning environment. The High Point Community Foundation grant will allow us to teach our students on modern technology, that so many of our children have little opportunity to use outside of our programs.”

If you would like to learn more about The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, call 336-881-5444 or visit us at 121 SW Cloverleaf Place, High Point to take a tour!

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

About The Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve 4 million young people through membership and community outreach. There are more than 4, 100 club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-Affiliated youth centers on U.S. Military installations worldwide. Clubs are community based and building centered; provide a safe, affordable place for youth during non-school hours and the summer; and clubs are led by paid, trained youth development professionals. In a Harris Interactive survey, 57% of Boys & Girls Club alumni said the Club “saved my life.” For more information, go to www.tsabgchp.org.