BENEFITING: WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
We are trying to improve access to technology to increase interest in STEM and environmental studies and careers for 5th grade students from local Title I elementary schools.
We want to purchase 260 Wi-Fi only Tablet Computers to be donated to Centennial Elementary School (CES) in Mount Vernon WA and Blaine Elementary School (BES) in Blaine WA for use with our new 5th grade Huxley College Access program.
Both schools are Title I with CES having 84% and BES having 53% of students on free or reduced lunch programs.
These students do not have the same access to technology as students in wealthier schools. If they have less access to technology than their peers, then how do we expect them to develop and love and interest in technology and STEM related fields.
Allowing students access to technology begets a higher level of comfort and familiarity with technology generating a greater interest in related fields.