Laptops #83 and #84 went to two deserving students with YES Prep in Houston as a part of their Shark Tank week – getting the students prepared for interviews in the real world and a chance to speak with professionals in the community.
Donors who wish to remain anonymous sent us $1500 last week and another friend decided against a new pair of shoes and sent us $260 instead. We were able to buy another 12 Google Chromebooks with those donations! Donate through GoFundMe here or PayPal (email@example.com). And, let us know below if you know of a deserving student – or need more info on what we do.
YourDailySuccessTip.com acts as a catalyst through non-profit organizations to provide new laptops, usually 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
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.
This is the difference a laptop makes to a student in need of technology: