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Renovated Teen & Tech Spaces Unveiled at Westport Club

With support from generous sponsors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore completed renovations to our Westport Club to sustain a growing teen population and better position the Club as a learning support center during

virtual school.

Renovations were officially debuted at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 24. In attendance were representatives from sponsoring organizations: Heart of America Foundation, Housing Authority of Baltimore City, Under Armour, Windsor Electric Plano-Coudon, CLM Flooring & PAINTech Inc. Also joining in the celebration were Senator Bill Ferguson, Delegate Brooke Lierman, and City Council President Brandon Scott.

The Club now features vibrant, inspiring technology spaces where students can create, innovate, and expand their academic success. Renovated spaces include a STEM tech lab, teen lounge, and digital content room.

In addition to being fully stocked with Chromebooks and tablets, the tech lab also features a 3D printer and STEM project kits. The teen lounge was made inviting with a bold paint job, alongside new furniture and game systems. Teen Director Destiny Kelly anticipates, "our teen members will be really excited to get to play games and hang out with their friends."

Rounding out the renovated space is the digital content room, equipped with a MacBook, projector and ring light, among

other tools, to give Club members practice creating photos, videos and other digital products of their own design. There are even plans to launch a student-led podcast out of the space.

Together, these spaces make our Westport Club an ideal hub for kids engaged in virtual school when Clubs open for extended hours, 8am to 8pm, beginning Monday, September 28. “This new space will definitely help us with virtual learning,” explained Westport Club Director, Marcus Robin, “so we can ensure kids are in class as

much as possible."

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