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I am participating in the 2018 B&O Yorkville Run to support the mission of the Merry Go Round and Kids Cops & Computers.
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 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 students
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. By giving technology and Internet access to kids, who might otherwise go without, we enable them to compete academically.
Please pledge me and help me reach my fundraising goal! Online pledging is secure and it saves money by reducing administrative costs.
Thanks for your support!