December 7, 2021 – Tommy Nobis Center (TNC), a Marietta-based nonprofit, has been awarded the Building Opportunities in Out-of-School Time (BOOST) grant in support of its Early Youth Employment Services (EYES) summer enrichment programming for youth with disabilities. The $43,200 grant for 2021-2022 is eligible for renewal for two additional years.

“Youth with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the ongoing pandemic,” says Dave Ward, President and CEO of Tommy Nobis Center. “EYES ensures these students gain crucial job readiness skills, greater confidence to self-advocate for their career goals, and an enhanced awareness of viable career paths that match their interests and abilities. We are humbled by this generous support and excited to be able to use these funds to expand our reach in partnership with schools across the Atlanta metro area.”

Funding for the BOOST program comes from the American Rescue Plan, and grants are administered by the Georgia Department of Education in partnership with the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN).