NWA TechFest and the Donald W. Reynolds Boys and Girls Club working together
NWA TechFest supports STEM initiatives in Northwest Arkansas with the proceeds from the NWA TechFest event. For 2017, NWA TechFest has committed to aid the Boys and Girls
Club through upgrades to the computer lab and support in their teen outreach program.
Of the partnership, Sarah Daigle, Advisory Board member stated, “The entire NWA TechFest team is extremely excited to work with the Boys and Girls Club. We’ve always known that the club is a great resource for sporting activities; and we wanted to amplify the access and awareness of the learning opportunities, too. After taking a tour of the facilities and speaking with the staff about the children they serve, everyone was ready to get to work on this joint project!”
The Donald W. Reynolds Boys and Girls Club, located on Rupple Road in Fayetteville, AR, has been part of the Fayetteville community since 1941. The organization serves an average of 530 children after school
daily and 260 children daily during the summer. Their trained and caring staff have a significant impact through personal mentoring and help with homework. To contribute to that impact, NWA TechFest will upgrade the facility’s computer lab by: cleaning up machines to enhance usefulness, replacing machines with newer models, providing additional peripherals such as keyboards and computer mouses so that children can use machines together, and adding magazines and books to the Teen Center.
NWA TechFest is a technology conference that brings together the tech community to learn from and interact with one another, as well as to promote gender diversity in STEM, and to develop economic opportunities for corporations and education programs for students and teachers.