The Brooklyn Public Library’s T4 program provides students with an introduction to the Information Technology field while enhancing public services through technical assistance and teen-led programming. After completing an intensive summer training program, teens are assigned to volunteer at local branches where they are paired with IT staff members who act as on-site mentors.
Local emergency services, community, educational and environmental initiatives are benefiting from more than $80,000 in grants distributed to community organizations that reside in, and/or provide services to the area surrounding Rockaway, N.Y.
Williams – a major operator of natural gas infrastructure in New York – today announced the latest recipients of the Rockaway Community Grant Program, awarding grants to 25 local organizations.
One of the 25 recipients is the Brooklyn Public Library, which will use a $5,000 grant to help fund its Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Techies (T4) program.
“This much-needed grant will allow us to continue our highly successful T4 program, which has provided more than 1,400 Brooklyn teens with hands-on technology training, meaningful volunteer experiences and internship opportunities,” said Samantha Dodds with Brooklyn Public Library.