AT&T & Human I-T Provide 75 Laptops to Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Glascock County, Inc.
Thursday, August 24th, 2023
What’s the news? Seventy-five refurbished laptops will be given to Glascock County students and families as part of AT&T’s nationwide commitment to help bridge the digital divide. The laptops, funded by an AT&T donation to Human I-T, will be given to Glascock County residents in need. AT&T is working with Human I-T to provide individuals and families with the Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Glascock County with laptops and digital literacy resources to help them fully participate in our digital world.
Why is this important?
These efforts are part of the AT&T Connected Learning initiative, created as part of our companywide commitment to help address the digital divide through internet accessibility, affordability and safe adoption.
Founded in 1999, Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Glascock County has been instrumental in bridging the gap of unrealized possibilities and unfulfilled potential by uniting the Glascock County community, connecting resources and providing support to ensure the success of all children and families.
What are people saying?
“AT&T’s donation of these devices will have a positive impact on Glascock County students and families. Having access to these digital tools will empower students to participate in new learning experiences and develop new skills,” said Representative Mack Jackson. “Through this collaboration, we are helping close the digital divide and inspiring the next generation of learners.”
“Closing the digital divide is a top priority in the Glascock County, and this collaboration with AT&T and Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Glascock County is helping remove barriers and ensuring equitable solutions for Glascock County students and families,” said Glascock County Chairman Lori Boyen. “By equipping students with these devices, they have the tools they need to thrive in the classroom and in life.”
“Having access to technology and digital devices is essential in how our students learn in today’s digital world. It’s how they complete homework, discover new career opportunities and connect with others,” said Superintendent Jim Holton, Glascock County Board of Education. “These devices will be transformational in the lives of the students and will connect them to new possibilities.”
“In today’s world, access to digital resources is a critical component in how our students and families connect to the future," saidWanda Davis, Executive Director, Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Glascock County. “AT&T’s donation of digital devices will provide Glascock County youth and families access to the technology and digital tools they need to reach their fullest potential.”
“AT&T is committed to helping close the digital divide, and we are proud to invest in initiatives that help Glascock County students and families connect to greater possibility,” said Stan Shepherd, Regional Director of External Affairs, AT&T Georgia. “This collaboration with Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Glascock County and Human I-T is another example of how we are connecting Georgia communities to provide local students and families with the connectivity and digital resources they need to thrive.”