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Holyoke Rotary Promotes Literacy with Donation to Boys & Girls Club

HOLYOKE — The Holyoke Rotary Club is giving back to the community with a donation to purchase computer tablets for the Holyoke Boys & Girls Club. The tablets will be used to enhance literacy programming at the Boys & Girls Club’s satellite units, operated within the public housing communities of Toepfert Apartments, Churchill Homes, and Beaudoin Village. Holyoke Boys & Girls Club staff will implement a variety of fun, educational activities designed to promote language and literacy skills.

“Recognizing that technology is a strong motivator with our youth, the tablets will help to create a literacy- and technology-rich environment at each of our satelitte sites,” said Holyoke Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Eileen Cavanaugh. “We are grateful to the Holyoke Rotary for supporting the club and helping us to make sure that our programs involve technology-rich experiences that are engaging, fun, and educational.”

A focus of the Holyoke Rotary Club is education and literacy, and over the years it has supported that focus with various projects throughout the Holyoke community, including the Holyoke Summer Reading Program, the Family Literacy Backpack Project, and the Golloe Root Dictionary Project.

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