On Thursday, June 23, Optimum and The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Charleston unveiled the brand-new Optimum Technology Corner during a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Optimum Technology Corner is a result of Optimum’s ongoing partnership with The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Charleston and their shared commitment to provide students with resources that contribute to their overall success, such as access to high-speed internet and STEM learning opportunities.

“The idea for the Optimum Technology Corner stemmed from our partners at Optimum identifying a need and quickly taking action,” said Justin Clark, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club. “At the Boys & Girls Club, we recognize the role technology plays in today’s world, and we are so thankful to Optimum for their continuous partnership and critical investments that provide our members access to technology and STEM learning opportunities, which contribute to strong digital literacy skills and inspire interest in STEM opportunities.”

Several special guests attended the event including members of The Salvation Army Advisory Board, Boys & Girls Club Council, Optimum, and representatives from the offices of Senator Joe Manchin’s Office and Senator Shelly Moore-Capito.

Following the ribbon cutting, Club members led their special guests on tours of the facility and shared how they plan to use the new resources and equipment in the future.

A representative from Senator Joe Manchin’s Office also presented a letter celebrating the opening of the Optimum Technology Center which stated: “I’ve always believed that the best way to secure the future of West Virginia is by investing in our young people and providing them with the necessary tools and opportunities they need. Today, we celebrate just that.”