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Rochester Youth Tech Foundation looking to give more laptops to students in need

Devin Martin
Updated: April 27, 2020 06:14 PM
Created: April 27, 2020 05:49 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Local School Districts are figuring out how to adapt to the new reality of distance learning and because of it, there's a greater need for laptops. 

The Rochester Youth Technology Foundation is working with the Rochester Public Schools to provide laptops to students who don't have access to technology at home, and so far the foundation has given out 300 laptops and is looking to the community for help. 

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"There is a problem honestly, an increasing tough problem as more and more school districts around the country are going to online google classrooms, and kids are being left behind. There's a technology gap there where we really need to support all kids and their learning," John Burtucz, a computer science teacher at RPS said. 

Burtucz said that if you have a spare laptop to donate, you can go to the Rochester Downtown Alliance Monday through Friday during normal business hours to drop it off. 

He also said if you want to help sponsor an internet HotSpot for a student in need, you can donate monthly or, make a one-time donation. 

For more information and to help out, you can find that information here. 


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