The Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County has been awarded a $10,000 grant from International Paper Foundation. Fund will support Project iLearn which is barrier-free, no-cost access to tools needed to continue academic learning, specifically in this case, digital learning with the use of iPads.
Project iLearn will assist in members’ educational learning by providing high-yield digital learning opportunities utilizing educational applications focused on K-12 Math, Reading, Language Arts, and Science. Offering access to apps and tools that many members are familiar with using in school, will allow the Club to meet the individualized needs of each child and help them grow and build new skills. These tools for continued learning will help prepare youth for their brighter personal and professional futures.
“The more personalized we can make enrichment programming for our members, the better.” says Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc Unit Director, Connor Schultz. “Everyone has a learning style that works best for them and by implementing iPads into Club-based learning, we hope to bridge any gaps that kids may be facing. Access to mobile technology will also allow us to expand our programs to include more activities such as mixed media, STEM projects and more.”
The International Paper Foundation is one of the ways International Paper strives to reach it’s vision to be among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world. Started in 1952, the foundation annually provides millions in grants to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations to address critical needs in the communities where it’s employees live and work. Funding priority is given to programs related to its signature causes; education, hunger, health & wellness, disaster relief, and initiatives that improve the planet. For more information, visit ipgivin.com.
“At International Paper, we believe our company cannot succeed if our communities do not succeed,” said Briton Rindt. “We are proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County as they strive to make an impact on education and community need in Manitowoc County.”