The Youth Villages-Inner Harbour Campus recently received a $87,490 Dell Powering the Possible technology grant, providing the children receiving help on the residential campus for abuse, neglect and emotional, behavioral and mental health issues with brand-new desktop computers and software.
Dell Powering the Possible focuses on four areas of giving including learning, pediatric cancer research, disaster relief and social entrepreneurship. Dell Powering the Possible is designed to give others the power to do more through a combination of Dell-donated technology & solutions, resources and know-how. In communities around the world, Dell is helping youth discover new possibilities by closing the gap for learning. The Youth Villages-Inner Harbour Campus is proud to have been a selected a recipient.
“We so appreciate this large grant, which allows us to update the computers and software in all our campus’ classrooms,” said Penny Honeycutt, principal of the Youth Villages-Inner Harbour Campus School. “Our teachers and students are very excited about incorporating more and more technology into our experiential-based learning projects. The new computers will allow our students to become more computer literate, be more technologically creative with their experiential learning projects and technologically catch up with their peers in public and private schools.”
Through the Dell Powering the Possible grant, the Youth Villages-Inner Harbour Campus has received 63 brand-new Dell desktop computers and monitors, 10 printers and plenty of software along with Geek Squad support, as well as virus protection and headphones for the campus’ more than 100 students. The computers, which are being installed in the various classrooms across the campus, will serve as teaching and learning tools that will allow students more technological freedom and creativity in completing experiential learning projects as part of the campus school’s 21st Century Schools learning approach, which emphasizes learning through meaningful experiences.
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. This year, Youth Villages will help more than 18,000 children, young people and families in 11 states and Washington, D.C., through its Evidentiary Family Restoration™ approach. Youth Villages’ wide array of programs, including intensive in-home services, residential treatment, foster care and adoption, transitional living services, mentoring and crisis services, centers on the five strategies of EFR: family, measurement, community, intensity and accountability. Youth Villages has been recognized by Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report, and was recognized by the White House as a model for data-driven social innovation. It was named one of America’s 50 Best Nonprofits to Work For in 2010 and 2011 by the Nonprofit Times and Best Companies Group. For more information about Youth Villages in Georgia, visit call Mary Norman, Youth Villages Georgia development manager, at 404-320-2969 or send her an e-mail.
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com. Dell built its reputation on listening to customers and developing solutions that make technology work harder for them. This same philosophy applies to its Powering the Possible program where Dell partners with organizations to identify their most pressing needs. Dell Powering the Possible applies the power of technology to four strategic areas of focus: discovering cures for pediatric cancer, bridging the digital divide in education, fueling social entrepreneurship, and bringing relief in the wake of a disaster.