Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine. — from the film The Imitation Game
Approximately $162 can change the life of a student and the future for all of us. Microsoft reps took us to lunch and surprised us with a great offer – an incredible discount on their ASUS EeeBook X205TA-US01-BL Signature Edition Laptop plus Office 365 for the students for life with in-store or in-school personal training. Wow. Just wow. We can’t say thank you enough. Needless to say, these are now our go-to laptops for the kids!
YDST provides laptops to high school students 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 excellent students the technology they need to succeed. We are not a non-profit but act as a catalyst through various non-profits to find the deserving students. If you need a tax receipt, we get you one from one of these organizations. Help us with the PayPal Donate button below. Contact us if you have something else in mind.
From a student: Today you took the time out of your schedule to give us free laptops. I was one of those students. I am very grateful for the gift, but I’m more grateful that you, a complete stranger who could be doing anything with your life, choose to give random people laptops. The emotion and drive I saw in your face for wanting us to be successful in life was astonishing. As we talked, the passion exploded off of your face for wanting to make a difference in lives. I am glad I’m able to express my gratitude towards you and send this email from the laptop you gave me. The laptop is not what’s going to change my life, you are. Your beautiful spirit, the warm welcoming attitude, the genuine smile that lit up the room. Thank you so much for what you have done and what you will continue to do.
What we need: Laptops. Donations. All summer long. Many forget about these students over the summer. There are still plenty to take care of and help in homeless shelters, summer programs, child protective services and more. Especially the ones that are getting ready to age out of these programs. Please consider pressing that PayPal button above – and make a difference in the world.
One Student. One laptop. One solution.
We ask that our recipients be nominated by teachers, counselors, and/or librarians. Students must show effort and have a burning desire to succeed despite whatever circumstances are getting in their way.
Fill out the form below if you know of a deserving student. And watch our latest video: