Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Massachusetts Bay Partners With Boston-Based Tech Companies To Launch New Technology Club Program For Local Youth

BOSTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay has just announced the launch of its new Technology Club aimed at providing kids from the Massachusetts Bay area with a proficiency in math and science with mentors from Boston based tech companies.  Participating local organizations include Carbonite, Constant Contact, ConnectEDU, Intuit, Inc. and PayPal.

Employees who participate in the program will be matched with kids between the ages of 7-12 in the local community at flexible times approximately twice a month.  Additionally, the program will provide participants with optional events geared towards fostering interests in technology, including monthly competitions and access to free promotions from the Museum of Science.

"The Technology Club gives kids an opportunity to bond with someone who thinks the same way they do," said Wendy Foster, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. "It also gives our local partners an opportunity to give back in a way that's meaningful to them."

Carbonite, a leading provider of online backup for small businesses and consumers, is one of the partners excited to be involved in the launch.

"When I was a kid I joined a science club that was supported by local colleges and businesses," said David Friend, chairman and CEO, Carbonite. "It opened my eyes to science and engineering and that eventually led to my present career as a tech entrepreneur. I'm really pleased that my company is able to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay on their new Technology Club. It's a great opportunity for the kids, and it's a great opportunity for us to give back to the people of Boston."

Unbelievably, there are still more than 1,000 boys in the Massachusetts Bay area waiting for a Big Brother. If your company is interested in engaging children in S.T.E.M. through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay's Technology Club, please contact the Community Engagement and Recruitment Manager, Beth Gillander, at 617.956.0211.

To find out how you can make a difference in a child's life, please visit http://www.bbbsmb.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is a fresh, innovative, energetic organization that is making a real difference in the lives of more than 1,800 youth by providing them with an invested, caring adult mentor. With research and proven outcomes at its core, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is working to ensure every child has the support from caring adults that they need for healthy development and success in life. The organization's vision is to inspire, engage and transform communities in Massachusetts Bay by helping youth achieve their full potential, contributing to healthier families, better schools, brighter futures and stronger communities. For more information about this worthwhile cause and its important mission, visit www.bbbsmb.org.

About Carbonite
Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), is a leading provider of online backup for small businesses and consumers.  Subscribers in more than 100 countries rely on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable and secure cloud backup solutions with anytime, anywhere data access. Carbonite's backup solution runs on both the Windows and Mac platforms. The company has backed up more than 300 billion files, restored nearly 20 billion files, and currently backs up more than 350 million files each day. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.comtwitter.com/carbonite, twitter.com/carbonitebiz, or facebook.com/CarboniteOnlineBackup.

Media Contact:  
Debbie Krause
VP External Relations and Community Engagement 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
dkrause@bbbsmb.org or 617-956-0256 

SOURCE Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay



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