Carter Unit of the Boys & Girls Club

Support the newly re-established Boys and Girls Club in Plains, Ga. (the "Club") to achieve its goal of enabling young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. This unit is much needed in a county with 54% of all children living in poverty. The Club is named in honor of President Jimmy Carter, and he and his wife Rosalyn are active participants with the local Boys and Girls Club. The Rotary Club of Americus will provide much-needed computing equipment and dedicate volunteer time to support their efforts.

The Club has 27 registered members (youth beneficiaries), and are anticipating more. More computers in the Club means that the members will:

  • have increased access to technology and the internet.
  • increase their digital literacy and help them compete as they enter the work force.
  • have access to literacy and math programs they can use at school.
  • be able to conduct research for projects and write papers while at the Club.
  • take practice tests for the Georgia Milestones Assessment.
  • engage in Boys and Girls Clubs of America online programming which includes writing computer code, learning online safety, creating computer presentations, and more.