Students, families of Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence receive 200 laptops

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Students and families involved in the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence on Wednesday received 200 donated laptops intended to boost access to the internet and the many tools and opportunities it provides.

AT&T provided the laptops as part of a companywide initiative to “help address the digital divide through internet accessibility, affordability and safe adoption,” according to a news release from BGCLK. They were distributed Wednesday at the organization’s Center for Great Futures, 2910 Haskell Ave.

BGCLK Interim CEO Frank Harwood said one of the best parts of the club is providing opportunities to the kids it serves, and this was one such example.

“When you pair together an organization who wants to give their families every chance at success with a company who is committed to improving lives – great things happen,” Harwood said in the release. “We are grateful to AT&T and excited to see our families receive technology that is vital to our members’ education and their families’ everyday life.”

Jim Jamison, president of AT&T Kansas, said in the release that the team at BGCLK works tirelessly to enable young people to reach their full potential “as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

“One way they achieve their mission is by providing educational programs that help young people prepare for success in school, on the job and in life,” Jamison said. “I’m glad we were able to work with them to provide laptops for students and families in Lawrence.”

Students will also have access to “The Achievery,” a free online learning platform aimed at providing kids in kindergarten through high school with engaging, entertaining learning activities, according to the release.

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