Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
The Techmobile “Media on the Move”
City support will enable the Techmobile project to offer 400 young people (ages 8-18) the opportunity to increase media literacy and develop video/media productions. This will include community related media service announcements and short documentary films. City funds will be used to buy new equipment and software and provide development support.
Tara Irvin, Program Services & Training Director
The Boys & Girls Clubs of King County seek to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of King Country began in 1943 after a youth riot. The first Boys Club was built soon after on the same corner where the riot occurred. The club was a rousing success. Within two years, eight clubs sprouted up in local neighborhoods throughout King County and, to date, there are twelve in operation. The clubs’ after school and weekend programs work to foster self-esteem and help to develop social, educational, and leadership skills. They also provide access to state of the art technology, technology training, and Internet access to youth who might not otherwise have it available.
Progress Report 12/15/03 [pdf]