DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dayton is among several Ohio Boys & Girls Clubs that will receive grant money from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office.
The Ohio Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs will be awarded a total of $232,763 that will be distributed among 12 different Boys & Girls Clubs in Ohio, including Dayton.
The other clubs receiving grant money are:
- Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland
- Boys & Girls Club of Columbus
- Boys & Girls Club of Erie County
- Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati
- Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County
- Orville Area Boys & Girls Club
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve
- Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown
The money will be used for new computers as well as other technology purchases.
DeWine said, “These grants will support programs serving many Ohio communities. They will help improve access to technology for kids, adults with disabilities, and other individuals who are served by these programs.”
“Ensuring that kids have a safe and supportive environment to access technology is a critical part of the Boys & Girls Clubs experience for youth,” said Rebecca Asmo, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus and board member of the Ohio Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs. “When youth use technology in the Clubs they get access to the opportunities that technology provides in a space that is free from cyber bullying and where adult staff can guide them to use it in safe and productive ways. The grant funding provided by Attorney General DeWine will allow Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Ohio to improve their technology infrastructure, serving thousands of Ohio’s youth and teens in the process.”