Visit softchoice.com/powerup to apply for a grant or nominate a school in need. The application period ends November 11, 2016.
Schools across North America are struggling to improve access to technology in the classroom, relying heavily on parent fundraising to bridge funding gaps. This places schools in low-income neighborhoods at a particular disadvantage, since low-income families – who are already less likely to have a computer or internet access at home – cannot contribute as much to technology initiatives as more affluent neighborhoods.
Through POWER UP technology grants, Softchoice and Lenovo are working together to address the cycle of poverty in low-income neighborhoods across North America by providing technology to the students who need it most. POWER UP will award technology grants of up to ,000 each to seven underserved elementary and middle schools in 2016. The program is open to publicly-funded schools serving students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 in seven U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions, including: Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Toronto and Montreal.
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