Hundreds of members of the Brooklyn O’Malley Boys and Girls Club and the local community now have access to the latest technology thanks to an extensive renovation of the club’s Technology and Learning Center. The project, which began in July, was made possible through a $75,000 donation from OriolesREACH, a community program funded by the Orioles Charitable Foundation, and Boys and Girls Club alumnus Adam Jones. Jones will join youth from the club in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility, located at 3560 3rd Street in Baltimore, this Wednesday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m.
Improvements at the expanded facility include 20 new computers, a new ceiling, fluorescent lights and carpeting. The Orioles also donated a player-used, autographed and authenticated regulation size ping-pong table to the Club.
The new Technology and Learning Center will enhance the Boys and Girls Club’s ability to provide educational support, computer skill development and career enrichment, college preparatory and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs to its at-risk and underserved members. The Center will also be utilized by community members for employment search, financial literacy, GED and career and educational support. The Brooklyn O’Malley Boys and Girls Club will partner with institutions of higher learning, local libraries, corporate partners and Baltimore City Public Schools to recruit adult participants as volunteers and mentors for the facility.
Jones, who was a member of the Encanto Boys and Girls Club as a youth in San Diego, has been an active supporter of the Metropolitan Baltimore Boys and Girls Clubs throughout his time with the Orioles.