Positive Legacy is running a Back to School program to serve students and teachers grades K-12 of low-income families and neighborhoods across America. They will provide school supplies with an increased focus on laptops and tablet devices as students are forced to more virtual learning and many low-income families do not currently have the technology supplies they will need to be successful.
The global pandemic has taken its toll especially on low-income neighborhoods and the landscape for learning has taken a major shift. Now it is more important than ever to ensure that children and teachers struggling to adapt still have access to the resources they need to be successful. This program is serving the students in greatest need in America with the goal of addressing racial equity and will help reduce barriers of learning that create disadvantages to children of lower income families.
In Denver, Positive Legacy has already teamed up with Conscious Alliance to provide $5,000 to Wyatt Academy (K-5), to ensure the students have the supplies they need in returning this August. Wyatt students are from low income, minority families (76% Hispanic, 19% Black, 3% two or more races, 2% white) in the Cole and Whittier neighborhoods and 96% of them (182 students) participate in the free or reduced lunch program. Positive Legacy looks forward to serving this deserving Colorado community.
Wyatt’s Executive Director Kate Mishara shared, "We are so incredibly grateful. I am truly in awe and overcome with gratitude. This will make such a huge difference for our students and families, I cannot express. Thank you both (Positive Legacy and Conscious Alliance) for your dedication to making this happen!"
To stay true to their recycling efforts, Positive Legacy is running a national laptop donation drive in which donors’ used Macs and PCs are cleaned before distributing to students in need. Anyone interested in donating a laptop or companies looking to partner to serve the school of greatest need in their community can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.