Give Literacy Tools
Laptops for 2 children
About 33,000 3rd-6th graders across the tri-county area failed to read at grade level in 2006. Preparing every child across the region to succeed in school and beyond is a priority at UWSEM, and we're using technology to connect more young people to quality educational resources. The reality is that every child who fails to enter kindergarten ready to learn or is not able to keep pace early on in school is more likely to dropout, or fail to ever reach his or her potential.
Through the One Laptop Per Child initiative, every $400 raised provides one computer to a child in southeast Michigan and a second computer to a child in a developing country.