The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore “Tech for Teens” Program recently provided laptop computers to 10 students in the second graduating class of the Salisbury Horizons Program. “Tech for Teens” is United Way initiative to provide computer technology to youth to increase their potential to succeed in school.
The presentation was made possible by computer donations from Perdue Farms, Inc., which provided the used computer hardware, and deployment support by Vantage Point Solutions Group of Salisbury.
“Perdue, United Way and Vantage Point Solutions Group have a long-standing commitment to helping children succeed. Providing the graduating Horizons students with laptops is an important way to equip them with the technology tools they need to be successful,” said Jason Campbell, Perdue information technology support specialist, who helps administer the company’s computer donations. “The participants of Horizons have worked hard to get to where they are and I truly hope these laptops can play a small role in helping them realize their full potential on their personal path to success. Congratulations to each and every student in the program!”
Salisbury Horizons’ mission is to provide an academic, cultural and recreational program designed to encourage a diverse group of students from low-income families to realize their full potential. United Way’s Executive Director, Kathleen Mommé, shared, “Horizon’s process and proven track record of eliminating the ‘summer slide’ for students is vital to the success of these youth. Through fun, interactive activities, the students are able to return to school in the fall better prepared and enthusiastic for the new school year, and their experiences here keep them excited to return each summer.”
United Way is entering its fourth year of partnership with Horizons, committing over $58,000 in total to further the efforts of their youth educational and enrichment program.