The 100 Black Men of Madison will be presented with a $15,000 Spectrum Digital Education Grant to help connect low-income African American youth to technology on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. during the 100 Black Men, 100 Scholars celebration. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes will be the special guest.
“This pandemic has exacerbated the digital divides that are holding too many of our kids back from meeting their full potential,” said Lt. Gov. Barnes in a statement. “I applaud the partnership between Spectrum and 100 Black Men of Madison for expanding valuable digital literacy services to the Madison community.”
Spectrum is a suite of advanced communications services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 31 million customers in 41 states. The $15,000 grant will help further digital education through a program designed to ensure reliable, dependable communication and interaction via webcasts to the most vulnerable members of the Madison community, according to a press release from Spectrum.
“We thank 100 Black Men for being instrumental in helping us provide support for African American youth by enhancing digital education in the Madison community,” said Rahman Khan, Vice President of Community Impact for Charter Communications, Inc., in a statement. “Through organizations like 100 Black Men of Madison we can continue to provide those in need with the resources to navigate the challenges of the digital age.”
The 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. was established in 1995 to make a positive difference in the lives of area youth, especially African American males, through mentoring, education, health and wellness, and economic development programs.