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I am participating in the 2018 B&O Yorkville Run to further my work as a Board Member of the Merry Go Round Foundation, in support of Kids Cops & Computers. I am also the Chair of the committee for this group of generous supporters both on and off the race course.
Computers and digital literacy are essential to the success of today’s youth, yet we continue to see students with academic potential who do not have the same access to home technology as their peers.
That’s why Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation established the Kids, Cops & Computers program in 1998 to level the playing field for financially disadvantaged, yet bright and deserving students: by providing technology in the form of laptop computers, and support in the form of police mentorship so they have the means to succeed.
The Kids, Cops & Computers Program:
A) Provides brand new laptop computers (and internet if needed) to deserving but financially disadvantaged grade 7 students across the GTA
B) Offers comprehensive programming that compliments the provision of the laptop with police mentorship and educator support through monthly Lead and Learn sessions designed to assist students in developing digital literacy skills, and learning to use their computers in a safe and effective way.
C) Encourages good citizenship by involving students in ongoing mentorship and interaction with police officers and educators and engaging them in school and the community.
The money raised from this event helps fund access to technology for children who might not otherwise be able to afford to do so, and these smart kids benefit from the confidence that is vested in them by everyone involved in the program. By giving technology and Internet access to kids, who might otherwise go without, we enable them to compete academically and to believe in themselves and their potential.
Please pledge me as I strive to exceed my fundraising goal! Online pledging is secure and it saves money by reducing administrative costs.
Thanks for your support!