BRADENTON, FL – Just for Girls (JFG), an educational program in Manatee County, is pleased to announce the receipt of a $25,000 grant from Bank of America. The investment will support a new and innovative digital literacy curriculum at the three JFG Leadership and Learning Centers. Just for Girls CEO Becky Canesse is proud of this commitment to S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.
“It will open up exciting technology and career exploration for girls and young women attending Just for Girls. Together, we’re helping girls achieve their full potential,” said Ms. Canesse, on making the announcement.
Erik Vatter, president, Bank of America Sarasota-Manatee, concurred, “The funding for this program will help bridge the digital divide for girls in underserved communities by providing access to crucial resources necessary for fostering skills development in S.T.E.M., problem-solving, and socialization so that young women can reach their full potential to achieve their educational and career goals.”
Bank of America is committed to supporting nonprofits across Sarasota-Manatee that help drive economic growth and opportunity in the community by partnering with organizations focused on workforce development and education, as well as basic needs fundamental to long-term stability.
To learn more and support Just for Girls in its efforts, visit https://myjfg.org/.
ABOUT JUST FOR GIRLS – Just for Girls is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a framework for girls to choose more successful lifestyles, to seek a better education, to secure meaningful employment, and to become responsible and caring members of our society. The 3 JFG Leadership and Learning Centers are in West Bradenton, Palmetto, and East Bradenton. The centers are open year-round Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 6:00pm. The nurturing staff of educators and highly qualified professionals combine positive behavior support, preventive education, and academic rigor that nurtures resilience, accelerates learning, recovers academic loss, and develops successful habits for long-term achievement. If you would like more information about JFG, please visit JustforGirls.org or contact us at 941-757-5757 or email JustforGirls@myjfg.org.