Could you be successful without a computer?


Read what the Miami Herald has to say about us acts as a catalyst through non-profit organizations to provide new Google Chromebooks to high school students (girls and guys) who have no access to personal technology, something many of us take for granted. Our free laptop initiative, Smart Girls Rock, was started as a way to encourage girls to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math. We have since expanded the program to guys as well – all in hopes of giving students the technology they need to succeed.

“Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” – from the film The Imitation Game

A Google Chromebook is $199 on Come on, admit it, you’ve spent that much on shoes or a golf club. Now, spend it on something that really matters. We ask that our recipients be nominated by teachers, counselors, and/or librarians. Students must have decent grades, good attendance, a positive attitude, be eager to help others, and have a desire to succeed despite their circumstances. Know a student like this? Let us know.


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Laptop #82

Latest news: YDST CEO Dayna Steele met a teacher from Missouri at Mardi Gras in New Orleans earlier this year. They hatched a plan to surprise a couple of worthy students via FaceTime. Thanks Mr. Overeem – you rock as a teacher and mentor.


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Dayna’s nephew in Miami decided he wanted to get involved as well. He raised the money, bought the laptops, contacted school officials and identified two fellow students who could benefit from personal technology. We are unbelievably proud of Mac for his initiative and his actions. He texted his aunt, “I may consider doing this again!!” Go Mac Go!

And here is Laptop #80 – meet Angelica – what energy!