Dell today announced a $3 million investment to expand its global giving
program YouthConnect in the U.S. Twenty-four organizations based in the United States have been selected Dell YouthConnect recipients. More than 20,000 young people in Texas, Washington DC, California, Illinois, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Tennessee, New Hampshire, Georgia and Florida will soon have access to state-of-the-art technology. Digital Wish is proud to have been chosen as one of the Dell YouthConnect recipients in the US. Dell YouthConnect is the company's signature giving program designed to help bridge the gap between the technology "haves" and the "have-nots" by placing Dell technology into underserved communities and working with non-profit organizations to teach
information and technology skills.
One school in the Nashua School District will be selected to receive 37
laptops to create a program that provides one-computer-per-child in a
selected classroom, and promotes the development of technology skills
throughout the Nashua district. Students will use these laptops in
the classroom during the day and take them home overnight. Laptops
will also be provided for the teacher, the school's technology
coordinator, and after school clubs. Digital Wish's trainers
collaborate with the classroom educators to teach courses on
innovation and creativity, critical thinking, problem solving,
technology literacy, and collaborative learning. After school,
students will work with Dell volunteers to build innovative projects
that require problem solving.
This grant provides an incredible opportunity for the Nashua School
District to train technology leaders from across the district.
Digital Wish encourages internal staff to mentor one another in order
to sustain the program beyond the term of this grant. The Nashua
School District will be left with an entire methodology of technology
integration, including worksheets, videos, and methodology from 7
unique curriculum units.
"Digital Wish's new program in Nashua builds on Dell's past support of our
1:1 computing initiative in 24 schools in Vermont," said Heather
Chirtea, Executive Director of Digital Wish. "This new partnership
with Dell will allow us to replicate all of those valuable lessons we
learned in Vermont schools, and apply them directly in the Nashua
School District, bringing us one step closer to putting relevant
technology in every classroom in America."
The Dell YouthConnect Grant was awarded in the amount of $80,000 in
financial support, oversight, and Dell products to increase access
within the school. As importantly, local Dell champions will have
many opportunities to volunteer their time in support of Nashua's
To learn more about the Dell YouthConnect program, visit