The Latest with IGT's After School Advantage Program

The Latest with IGT's After School Advantage Program

Posted March 12, 2024 by IGT in Corporate Leadership

As part of IGT’s Sustainable Play™ initiatives, After School Advantage (ASA) is our flagship community program, devoted to ensuring students have access to participate in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) educational opportunities in digital learning centers, while developing the knowledge and skills for the jobs of tomorrow. For each ASA technology lab, IGT donates new computers, printers, software, furniture, and curricula to qualifying public schools and non-profit agencies.

Since the launch of the ASA program, on April 14, 1999, IGT has installed computer centers in the District of Columbia, Antigua, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, United Kingdom, 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, South Dakota, and Mississippi – resulting in more than 360 ASA technology labs to communities across the globe.

Our Latest ASA Computer Center Opening

Ribbon Cutting feat State Sen Tedisco and State AM Santabarbara

In February 2024, IGT donated 10 new laptops, computer programs, headsets, and a projector for the Rotterdam Clubhouse in Schenectady, New York, as part of its global After School Advantage program. The equipment will support the Boys & Girls Club’s wide range of programs that assist young students’ growth and development.

“If you want to develop a person or an individual, you can do it in a place like the Boys and Girls Clubs of Schenectady,” said State Senator Jim Tedisco (Senate District 44). “This doesn’t happen without funding. IGT is not just a corporate organization, but a community organization that cares about its community here in Schenectady. I want to thank IGT for the generous donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Schenectady.”

"As an advocate for youth empowerment and educational opportunities, I'm excited to see the collaboration between IGT and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady. This donation of advanced technology not only represents a significant investment in our community's future but also highlights the importance of providing equitable access to digital resources," said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (Assembly District 111). "Together, we are paving the way for our youth to thrive in an increasingly digital world, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential."

“IGT recognizes the critical importance of after school programs and commends the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady for the significant impact its programs have on the growth of Schenectady youth and the development of their character and skills,” said Paul Stelmaszyk, IGT New York Account Development Manager. “For nearly 25 years, IGT’s After School Advantage program has helped thousands of young people access the most advanced technology and learning resources. IGT’s donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady will enable thousands of students from Schenectady to learn new skills, explore interests, and access a wide range of opportunities to prepare them for their futures.”

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