Teen Centers at Dallas Public Library Launch 6/16

Jennifer Hinton, one of our amazing client services representatives, is excited to help the Dallas Public Library launch their new Teen Centers on 6/16 at the Dallas West LibraryThe new Teen Centers are made possible through a $500,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation.   The grant funds laptops, materials, digital cameras, workshops and programs all for teens.  Each Teen Center also features Tutor.com’s Live Homework Help® service to help kids connect to a tutor whenever they get stuck.  Jen will take some pictures at the event and we’ll post them next week.

 

 The AT&T Foundation Grant is part of AT&T Aspire, a $100 million initiative to address high school success and college and workforce readiness.   We love to see this good news in a year that has been tough on library budgets.  Many of our customers work with private partners to fund Tutor.com programs such as HomeworkHelp NJ which is funded through PSEG.

But you don’t need a large corporate partner to  create a successful teen center.  At the Central Rappahonnack Regional Library, Caroline Parr, the coordinator of youth services shared how the library created “Our Space”  for 6th-8th graders with a grant from a local philanthropist.  The library bought 11 wireless laptops and a charging station and created a space kids wanted to be in after school.   She shared this quote from a teenage girl “It’s a place to hang out and be safe.”  

Look for Dallas pictures next week!

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