‘Connecting’ Families by Giving Back
Published by Laurie Pender on December 3, 2018
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Be Future Ready - Academy of Information TechnologyNearly 500 families in Cumberland County are now  ‘connected’ because  Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) students from Gray’s Creek and Pine Forest High Schools volunteered their time on Saturday to help refurbish and give away computers. 

Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) 6th Annual Refurbished Computer Giveaway is being hailed a huge success by Kevin Coleman, the executive director of CCS’ Technology Department.  “We gave out close to 500 computers to families,” said Coleman. “It was the most successful event thus far. We saw a lot of appreciative families with excited kids and we collaborated with about 100 AOIT students who worked hard and truly had a sense of giving back.”

For nearly seven hours, the Academy students and CCS’ Technology staff worked together to perform tasks that ranged from completing various phases of computer refurbishment to delivering the equipment to the cars of families during the Dec. 1 giveaway.

“There was a definite mission and sense of teamwork on Saturday,” said Coleman. “We saw two schools come together who knew what needed to be done and did it. As a result, nearly 500 families have personal computers and are now ‘connected.’ That’s a good thing.”

        

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