CirrusWorks, Inc. Partners With Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula to Improve Internet Performance for Digital Learning
Newport News, Virginia, April 11, 2016 (Newswire.com) - CirrusWorks, Inc. has joined forces with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula (“BGCVP”) in an initiative to improve the local chapter’s Internet performance. The innovative technology supports the Club’s mission to assist the community’s youth to succeed in the digital age.
“We were introduced to CirrusWorks through Boys & Girls Clubs of Danville, VA” shared Hal Smith, Deputy Director and COO. “We were intrigued with how the technology improved Internet performance for club members and administrative staff, particularly during peak usage periods when kids are utilizing multiple online learning tools.”
"We believe the partnership with CirrusWorks will enable our Clubs to ensure fast, reliable Internet performance while continuously maximizing available bandwidth and controlling network costs."
Hal Smith, Deputy Director and COO
"Our local Clubs are fortunate to have the generosity of Cox Communications to provide Internet access,” furthered Hal. “What CirrusWorks helps us achieve is a more efficient use of that Internet capacity, further enabling club members to do online homework assignments, prepare for Standards of Learning (SoL) tests, and prepare college applications during the brief, very busy time that they are in the Club’s computer lab.”
“CirrusWorks is proud to partner with the local Boys & Girls Club chapter in support of their Club Kids technology initiatives and to assist the Club’s Administration in all the great work they do for the local community," said David Giannini, Chief Executive Officer, CirrusWorks, Inc. "Boys & Girls Clubs is an exceptional organization whose mission includes helping today's youth succeed in the digital world."
After installing CirrusWorks’ technology in six of the Peninsula’s Clubs, the local chapter is planning additional computer labs to service several recent STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) grant awards. “These grant awards will facilitate upgrading our facility’s wireless infrastructure and provide wireless devices available for club members’ use,” said Hal. “We believe the partnership with CirrusWorks will enable our Clubs to ensure fast, reliable Internet performance while continuously maximizing available bandwidth and controlling network costs.”
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. For Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula specifically, learn more at Facebook and Twitter.
About CirrusWorks, Inc.
CirrusWorks, Inc. is the leader in bandwidth optimization technologies. Their flagship product, The Governor™, is the only dynamic, software-defined bandwidth management tool that fully operates in an encrypted network environment. Learn more at www.cirrusworks.net.