LEXINGTON, Ky., Tuesday, May 9, 2017 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers provided a $7,355 donation to Second Story, a Virginia organization that provides services to youth, teens and families to ensure they have opportunities for learning, growth and success. Donations were collected during the NASCIO Midyear Conference in Arlington through the Give Back program as a way to thank the host state and community. NASCIO state, corporate and nonprofit members donated $4,355 through individual contributions and NASCIO provide a $3,000 donation.
Second Story Executive Director Judith Dittman welcomed attendees during the conference and provided information about the organization, which recently changed its name from Alternative House. A person’s first story is the one they are handed, the one they were born into and the story that has happened to them. Judith and her team are there to support the second story, the narrative young people choose for themselves, and support them in achieving their goals.
“It was an incredible honor to be invited to speak at the NASCIO conference,” said Dittman. “We are so grateful for the generosity of those attending. The give back fund will make a huge difference in the lives of young people who are striving to make successful life choices, do well in school, and give back to their community.”
Give Back funds will specifically support the refurbishment of four computer centers in the organization’s teen and youth programs. In addition to offering vital access to technology and information, the computer centers allow for a safe place for children and teens to interact with Second Story staff and volunteers and get plugged in with additional services that may be of benefit to them and their families.
To learn more about Second Story and their array of services, visit second-story.org.