P.F. Bresee Foundation wrote -
Bresee Foundation has 30-days to raise $25,000, but with your help we can raise $50,000! An anonymous donor has stepped up to match every dollar we raise up to $25,000.
Imagine a state-of-the-art Bresee Teen Tech Center that will set us apart from the rest! Bresee’s 2,530 square-foot, under-utilized youth recreation room will be transformed into a free, safe hub for teens to explore their own ideas, develop skills and build confidence through the creative use of technology. Your donation will support Bresee’s vision of success by equipping low-income minority teens with key 21st Century Skills critical to their success in college and jobs, which they otherwise would not have the opportunity to obtain.
Bresee will expand existing technology programs, increasing the range of technology programs offered, and create a space for project-based informal learning in the following subjects: Computing, digital photography, filmmaking and videography, graphic design, audio production (including mixing music), robotics, nanotechnology, game development, 3D Animation, programming, app development and more. In the last decade, Bresee’s proven model has: • Awarded over $550,000 in college scholarships to 123 alumni • Assisted over 3,500 students with college prep, tours, SAT and FAFSA classes • Provided career-readiness and employed over 600 youth in local businesses • Hosted ten annual Youth Film Festivals on Social Justice • Offered over $200,000 in emergency family assistance since 2010 • Through mentoring and case management, become a second home to over 11,000 youth and family members.
Your generous support will enable Bresee to continue to provide over 1,000 of the most at-risk youth with the fundamental support and services vital to pursuing their education, achieving their full potential and serving others.