Surprise Laptops for D.C. High School Graduates

Garrett McGuire, Regional Director, AT&T External Affairs, Washington, D.C. 
June 18, 2024
Broadband Access and Affordability

Surprise Laptops for D.C. High School Graduates

As someone who was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and attended DC Public Schools, I was excited to join Compudopt and Junior Achievement of Greater Washington to handout more than 100 refurbished laptops to graduating students from Frank W. Ballou High School in Washington, D.C. 

This effort is part of the AT&T Connected Learning® initiative to help address the digital divide through internet accessibility, affordability and safe adoption. We’re committing $5 billion to help 25 million people get and stay connected to high-speed internet by 2030.  

Lynne Ford, interim President and CEO of JA of Greater Washington, told me “This investment from AT&T and Compudopt advances our shared goal to create a Greater Washington where every young person is inspired and prepared to succeed in a global economy.  We believe in equal access to relevant and experiential education, and these laptops will help ensure that our students can apply what they’ve learned to confidently pursue the real-world opportunities that matter most to them.” 

We are proud to collaborate with organizations like Junior Achievement to help close the digital divide in Washington, D.C. Access to connectivity is vital in helping to bridge the digital divide, and we are glad we can provide these resources to those that need them most as they launch their lives after high school. 

You can check out a local news report about the event here. 

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