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TBTF Foundation visits Garry & Mavis Smith Salesian Boys & Girls Club!

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On Thursday July 23, 30 TBTF Foundation members were invited out to Garry & Smith Salesian Boys & Girls Club.  While at the club the TBTF members had an opportunity to go on a tour lead by students  from  the club. One of the club members Nalau T. gave a presentation on her business plan for Pooh’s Academy(Day Care).  During the presentation Nalau spoke about her business concept, mission, management, marketing plan and much much more.  The winner and finalists of  the T-shirt contest was presented with the t-shirt that Devin designed, whichcan be purchased  at Tech Jam!  Devin’s club was also given a Wii.  The evening ended with a match up of Guitar Hero between Ton DiBenedetto and T-shirt winner Devin Oliver.  The rematch will take place next week at Tech Jam!

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Teen entrepreneurs in the making – thanks to JA and the Boys & Girls Clubs

 

 

ja-logoRecently the TBTF teamed up with the Junior Achievement program to help youth at a local club develop a technology-based company. Teens from the Interbay Boys & Girls Club are presently going through a ten-week program developed by Junior Achievement to create a business from beginning to end. The teens will vote on company officers, choose a name, develop a product to sell and, eventually, make a profit. The entire experience will be captured on video, in a “reality show” format.

Three volunteers from local companies and members of TBTF — Jack Rybicki (LarsonAllen CPA’s), Robert Riddell (Alvarez & Marsal) and Kathy Killingsworth (Tribridge Consulting) — are helping the team with the process. The pilot has been underway for two weeks, and the mentors teaching the program are very eager to see the results. This breakthrough program will help create future entrepreneurs and will eventually extend to other clubs.ja2

 

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IBM community service day at Tampa Bay area Boys and Girls Club

 

The IBM community day was a huge success.  Twenty-two employees from the IBM Software Group  

Southeast Business Unit participated at the Interbay Boys and Girls Club on Thursday October 23, 2008.  They formed five teams, each of which had a goal for the day.  There was a frenzy of activity during the day and it was an excellent team building event for the IBM employees. 

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IBM Software Group - Community Day at the Jim Walter/Interbay Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay - Oct 2008

By the end of the day, the teams had accomplished an amazing amount of work: they painted all of the hallways/stairwells, removed old computers from the technology center/installed new ones, pressure washed sidewalks, removed weeds from the front entrance, created a new area for a digital arts center, assembled desks, and organized the computer storage area.  It was amazing to see how much they accomplished in one day!  Our youth will benefit immensely from IBM’s hard work.  Thank you IBM, we are looking forward to your next community day.

IBM Software Group - Community Day at the Jim Walter/Interbay Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay - Oct 2008

IBM Software Group - Community Day at the Jim Walter/Interbay Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay - Oct 2008

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IBM Software Group - Community Day at the Jim Walter/Interbay Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay - Oct 2008

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IBM Software Group - Community Day at the Jim Walter/Interbay Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay - Oct 2008

IBM Software Group - Community Day at the Jim Walter/Interbay Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay - Oct 2008

IBM Software Group - Community Day at the Jim Walter/Interbay Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay - Oct 2008

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