The Foundation has set up an anniversary fund to support learning technology for foster youth. Called the Learning Technology for Foster Youth campaign, the fund helps to bridge the digital divide for foster youth in California by using collected funds to build technology kits including laptops, wireless hotspots, and informational materials for foster youth students. These kits provide a solid foundation of indispensable technology tools and resources to support foster youth success and invest in more equitable outcomes.
In California less than 3% of foster youth attend a four-year college or university. Foster youth at our California Community College need every opportnity to beat the odds. As a former foster youth, having my own laptop and wireless access made the difference between passing a class or failing. My first laptop was a refurbished laptop that was donated. I still own it. I succeeded because of the generosity and opportunities provided to me.
Daisy Gonzales, Deputy Chancellor
We are encouraging donations of all sizes as we build our culture of giving: $2, $20, $200, $2,000, and beyond. Any amount you give will go to providing the technology foster youth students need for educational success. And thanks to our CollegeBuys aggregate purchasing power, technology will be purchased at a deep discount allowing us to serve more students and making your gift more impactful.
Donations to the fund will be accepted through December 31. We are grateful for any amount you can give to support our students.