The Johnjay and Rich #LoveUp Foundation presented 100 graduating eighth-grade foster kids with new Chromebook laptop computers. They partnered with an Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) pilot program geared towards closing the technology and education gap that children in foster care face. Nationally, fewer than 70 percent of foster youth graduate from high school. The students will participate in training on how to use the laptops and in the Phoenix Police Department’s Internet Safety program.
“This program is groundbreaking,” said #LoveUp co-founder Rich Berra. “Putting technology and training into the hands of these kids will pave the way for their education and their futures.”