B&G Club granted $10,000 to boost music program

Posted at 8:21 AM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 11:21:27-04

The Boys and Girls Club of Kern County will receive a $10,000 grant thanks to Best Buy, Wednesday. 

The grant will be used to improve the Music Makers program and recording studio at the Armstrong Youth Center. 

For the last several years, the program has helped local teens learn percussion instruments, play in collaborative sessions and learn the technology behind music and video productions. 

"The money from Best Buy is really focused on engaging teens through 21st Century skills," said Maggie Cushine with the Boys and Girls Club. "So, this grant will help us buy a camcorder, their their own movies, show them tothe other kids and a chance for them to learn more skills."

Through the grant, kids will now be able to make music videos and movies with the music they create. 

Programs like these are helping local kids succeed far after they leave the Boys and Girls Club. 

"What is nice is with the college trips that the teens go on, they can find things they want to do and find schools they want to go to based on the things they've learned here at the club," Cushine said.