Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Reader to Reader Donates Laptop Computers to Chicopee School

Students at Litwin Elementary in Chicopee, Massachusetts show off the new HP laptops donated by Reader to Reader.

The school is participating in Reader to Reader’s Doris Hiatt Mentoring Program. The program matches school children with college student reading mentors to read books and discuss them online in a specially designed forum.

The computer donation not only increased computer access for the students participating in the mentoring program, but also gave the school a resource they can use throughout the school day.

“We cannot thank you enough for the laptop donation to our school this week!” said Jordana Harper, principal at Litwin Elementary. “Our technology needs were preventing us from having enough workstations for students to access. Because of your very generous donation, we will be able to participate in the Reader to Reader mentoring program. Our teachers are eagerly looking forward to beginning the program, which is an excellent and engaging way of connecting our students with college students, and having authentic conversations around texts. Thank you again!!!”

The Doris Hiatt Mentoring Program provides online mentoring for over 300 students in Massachusetts, Arizona and New Mexico.

1 comment:

ICS said...

You guys are awesome. I'm going to try and work with my company here in San Antonio to see if we can refurbish some of the older computers in our warehouse and donate them to a school. Never really thought about doing that before; I just didn't realize how many schools are lacking computers, which is a real shame considering that computers and technology is by far the future of nearly all decent middle-class jobs.

Congradts again on a job well done.