This program awards refurbished computers to children who complete an essay and submit a signed parental release form. Families are then invited to an “Adoption Session” scheduled at their school on a pre-scheduled Saturday morning. At the session, children learn how to use and care for their computers and are introduced to the educational software included on the computers.
How It Works
To apply for a refurbished computer, a parent and child must submit a completed application, including a required essay written by the child.
To qualify, a family must verify that they do not have a working computer at home and that the child is currently in grades 3-8.
As computers become available, parents and guardians are notified and then invited to attend a required two-hour "adoption" session.
At the adoption sessions, children learn how to use and care for their computers. Students are also introduced to Internet safety guidelines and given a set-up and troubleshooting guide to take with them.
Corporate and Individual Volunteers
We always need assistance at, before, during and after adoption sessions. Technical knowledge is helpful, but not necessary.