During this time of change and adaptation, KidsTek decided to help our students and their families impacted by the coronavirus crisis.
Part of our mission at KidsTek is to get more computing hardware into the communities we serve. Typically, our procedure is to award laptops to our students at the end of the school year. Our middle school students earn laptops based on need and positive classroom behaviors. Our high school students earn laptops based on a passing grade of ‘C’ or better in our classes.
With school buildings being shuttered for the time being, we decided to forgo our normal requirements and give our students their laptops early, in order to increase their access to information, communication and online schoolwork while they are stuck at home.
KidsTek staff rushed to prep and distribute more than 50 laptops to our students over the past week and a half. Laptops were delivered in person to each of their homes (of course while practicing safe social distancing!)
Meghan Lang, Program Manager at KidsTek, said, “My hope for delivering the laptops is that it provided some relief from bad news and stressful situations for our students. KidsTek wants to help in any way we can, and this was a logical, small way that we can let our students know we are here for them during this difficult time!”