AT&T Contributes $10,000 to the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center’s Teen and College Prep Programs 

Bridgehampton, New York –AT&T today announced a $10,000 contribution to the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center to support online and in-person programming for The Center’s D.R.E.A.M Team and college preparatory programs.  

The D.R.E.A.M. Team offers 8 -12th graders a space to build self-esteem, teaching leadership skills and social awareness. Free to teens, the program offers inspirational and educational seminars, chess clubs, cooking classes and field trips. Earlier this year, the program’s continued work with inspirational speakers helped to calm and encourage teens, during a time when many of their year-end plans had been cancelled. The Center’s college prep programs aim to help students make college decisions and prepare for college life. The programs include weekly SAT classes, college tours, networking, one on one college guidance for students and their families, and development programming.  

“This year, young people have faced uncertainty and challenges in their academic journeys as schools and enrichment programs have been modified or canceled,” said Amy Kramer, President, New York, AT&T. “AT&T is committed to ensuring that Long Island students can still learn, have fun and interact this fall, and is proud to support the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center so they can safely offer in-person and virtual programming to teens in the community.”     

“The Center is a unique place, the heart of our community for over 65 years. Our youth strive and thrive in our many programs. We are so honored to have the continued support of AT&T for our teen and college prep programs. You are helping improve the lives and futures for our teens. Thank you,” said Bonnie Michelle Cannon, Executive Director

Assemblyman Fred Thiele stated, “The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center has long been a beacon in our community, offering educational and enrichment programs to students and serving as a lifeline to working families on the East End. Their dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been unmatched as they have tirelessly supported students and families in navigating this new normal. The BHCCRC’s College Prep program in particular, has proved vital for many, helping countless students realize their potential and prepare to enter higher education. I can think of no organization more deserving of this generous donation. Thank you, AT&T for supporting the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center and the essential programs they offer.”   

“Thank you AT&T for supporting the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center’s college prep program. Getting a college education is more important than ever for opening up economic opportunities for our youth,” said Jay Schneiderman, Southampton Town Supervisor

AT&T’s support for the Center’s teen and college prep programs is part of the Company’s legacy of supporting educational programs in Long Island and throughout New York through AT&T Aspire, the Company’s signature $550 million philanthropic initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue, including funding, technology, employee volunteerism and mentoring. Aspire is one of the nation’s largest corporate commitments focused on school success and workforce readiness by creating new learning environments and education delivery systems to help students succeed and prepare them to take on 21st century careers. 

Nationally, AT&T has commited an additional $10 million this year to create economic opportunities and foster upward mobility for Black and underserved communities who face long-standing social inequities and higher unemployment, all of which are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the company has created the AT&T Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund, a $10 million COVID-19 relief program launched to give parents, caregivers and teachers tools they need to educate students remotely.  

About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T 

AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. We have a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities, promote academic and economic achievement, and address community needs. OurAT&T Aspire initiative uses innovation in education to drive student success in school and beyond. With a financial commitment of $550 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality. 

About The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center  

The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center was born out of tragedy in 1949 after a fire in a migrant camp killed two children of seasonal workers. The summer colony rallied to create The Center, which has since served the East End community’s children with educational and enrichment programs for over 65 years.  For many working parents, The Center is a lifeline.  Their children flourish in our many programs and play safely on the six-acre farm and fields donated to establish The Center in the 1950s. 

Contact Info: 

AT&T: Marisa Rodriguez, mrodriguez@skdknick.com  Debra McEneaney mcsanzo@hopeworksltd.com  917-741-6257| Marketing and Development, Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center www.bhccrc.org

The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center was born out of tragedy in 1949 after a fire in a migrant camp killed two children of seasonal workers. The summer colony rallied to create The Center, which has since served the East End community’s children with educational and enrichment programs for over 65 years.  For many working parents, The Center is a lifeline.  Their children flourish in our many programs and play safely on the six-acre farm and fields donated to establish The Center in the 1950s.

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