WARWICK, RI — When the Boys and Girls Club of Warwick opens for middle school youth Monday, Nov. 13, they’ll experience programs fostering STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) skills, including professional recording studio lessons designed to prepare them for new and old-school equipment.
Chris Conti, senior engineer at Clear Line Audio Services, explained how he worked to provide Club at Cooper teens experience with old-school physical recording equipment like the studio’s Presonis mixer as well as modern recording software such as the space’s Logic Pro X by Apple.
“Oh my gosh!” exclaimed one young girl upon seeing the studio.
“I know. Impressive,” her mother replied.
This year the club is open to 7th and 8th graders. Next year, when the 6th graders move to Warwick Veterans Jr. High, they’ll be welcomed to the center as well.
While the building is located in Warwick, the programs are available for youth from any community, said Eleanor Acton, development director at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick.