Riverviews Artspace awarded $10,000 to expand digital media program

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A grant is helping more children dive into the digital media world in Lynchburg.

Riverviews Artspace was awarded $10,000 by Queen of Virginia Skill & Entertainment (“QVS”) through its Charitable Giving program.

The money will help expand the SPARKS program.

The media lab provides digital media arts and technology to socio-economically challenged youth and young adults.

The money will be used to set up a new work space.

Leaders say it will help bridge the digital gap. "Kids who don't have digital skills, when they graduate high school now, their employment opportunities, their income opportunities and earning wages is much lower than kids who have digital skills," said Kim Soerensen, Riverviews Artspace executive director.

For more info on SPARKS programs, click here.

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