IGT Donates Advanced Technology to Boys & Girls Club Of New Rochelle to Support its STEM Room Initiative


New Rochelle, NY – Sept. 21, 2022 – On Monday, September 19, 2022, leaders from International Game Technology (IGT) and the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle gathered to celebrate IGT’s donation of state-of-the-art computer equipment and technology to enhance the nonprofit’s STEM program. The celebration featured remarks by representatives from IGT and the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle, as well as State Assemblymember Steve Otis (AD-91), New Rochelle City Councilwoman Martha Lopez- Hanratty (District 1), and New Rochelle Schools Superintendent Jonathan Raymond.

IGT donated the technology through its global After School Advantage program, which is devoted to providing young people with access to technology in a safe, nurturing, afterschool environment. The donation of an iMac, 10 Chromebooks, a 72” Promethean ActivPanelTM interactive display, and furniture will help advance the Boys & Girls Club’s STEM Room Initiative. The STEM Room Initiative helps close education opportunity gaps for the youth of New Rochelle by providing access to innovative and creative programs and resources that develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills applicable to future STEM careers.

“With IGT’s support, we are able to expose our members to STEM programming and activities as a complementary resource to our school district to support our members’ academic success,” said William Iannuzzi, Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle Director of Clubhouses and Secondary School Programming. “Boys & Girls Clubs promote learning and set a high value on education. The support from IGT will support our vision of ensuring every Club member graduates from high school ready for post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.”

“As a global leader in gaming technology, we recognize the importance of STEM programs and commend the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle for introducing the next generation of leaders to key skills and future opportunities in STEM,” said Paul Stelmaszyk, IGT New York Account Development Manager. “For more than 20 years, IGT’s After School Advantage program has helped thousands of young people have access to powerful combinations of the most advanced technology and learning resources. This donation to the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle will allow students to continue exploring STEM careers and set them up for future success.”

Founded in 1929, the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle has been an integral part of the New Rochelle community, offering its youth safe and achievement-driven programming focused on the whole child, encompassing academics, mental wellness, fitness, leadership, and civics. Today, it serves nearly 3,000 youth and 1,000 members each year at various school sites and two clubhouse locations, offering them a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life-enhancing programs, and character development experiences, and hope and opportunity.

As a global leader in the lottery and gaming industry, IGT has been promoting both the advancement of tech literacy and STEAM opportunities by providing young people access to technology since the After School Advantage program was founded in 1999. IGT donates an assortment of computers, online technology, computer software, furniture, and volunteer hours to the non-profits it partners with for each after school program.

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About IGT’s After School Advantage Program

The After School Advantage Program allows IGT to apply its technological expertise as a leading provider of technology and services to lotteries and commercial gaming operators worldwide to assist in the education of our youth. For each After School Advantage Program, IGT donates new computers, printers, software, furniture, and volunteer hours to qualifying public schools and non-profit agencies in jurisdictions where IGT conducts business worldwide. Since the launch of the After School Advantage Program on April 14, 1999, IGT has installed computer centers in the District of Columbia, Antigua, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, Rhode Island, Texas, Oregon, Georgia, California, Kentucky, Ohio, Arizona, New Jersey, Michigan, Kansas, Wisconsin, New York, Colorado, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, New Mexico, Virginia, Idaho, Florida, Tennessee, Nevada, Washington, Indiana, North Carolina, and South Dakota. For more information about IGT’s After School Advantage Program, please visit www.IGT.com.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries and Gaming Machines to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

About New Rochelle Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (www.bgcnr.org) provides a safe, structured, and positive environment for youth, ages 6-18, helping them to develop attitudes, skills, values, and behaviors that foster future success. With 12 locations throughout New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, and Ossining, it offers a wide array of programs and services year-round, supporting young people in reaching their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.