BGCM Selected for $50,000 Grant from Lowe’s Renovation Across the Nation

By September 28, 2018 News & Events

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands announced they received a $50,000 grant from Lowe’s to renovate its teen center computer room into a BGCA College & Career Center, powered by The Hartford. The grant is part of Renovation Across the Nation, a program between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Lowe’s that provides one Club in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. with a grant and volunteer support from Lowe’s to complete much-needed improvements and renovations.

As a facility-based resource center in the community, the BGCA College and Career Center, powered by The Hartford, will be informing, motivating and equipping teens for success along their college and career pathways. The center will conduct workforce development, college and career readiness and mentoring programs to teen members.

South Omaha Boys & Girls Club was selected as the signature Club in the state of Nebraska for 2018. As the need to update facilities increases and maintenance costs rise, Lowe’s support will help the Club make critical improvements to ensure the Club remains a safe and inviting place for Omaha youth who need it most.

“In this space, teens will be able to have access to Chromebooks, they have access to smart TV, they have a new smart board,” Jermaine Jones, VP of community and scholarship outreach at the Boys and Girls Club, said. “It is also a space they can come to get their homework done.”

Visit Lowe’s and Boys & Girls Clubs of America partnership to learn more about Lowe’s Renovation Across the Nation.