A brand new collaborative effort in Southwest Colorado goals to maintain distance learners related to high school.
PCs for Children is accepting purposes for computer systems and web entry help from college students in grades Okay-12, throughout Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties.
The deadline for purposes is Nov. 16. To use, go to www.sjboces.org/apps/pages/pcsforkids or request paper purposes from the scholar’s faculty district. Functions can be found in English and in Spanish. Households are requested to contribute $20 towards the price, and scholarships could also be obtainable.
Functions shall be reviewed and probably the most pressing wants shall be addressed first. Not all candidates are assured a pc or connectivity, however the aim is to help as many individuals as attainable with the funding and machines obtainable.
PCs for Children is an area collaboration initiated by United Means of Southwest Colorado, Alpine Financial institution, Boys & Ladies Membership of La Plata County, the Durango Training Basis and Durango College District 9-R.
The flexibility to develop past the pilot venture got here when the native group was awarded $100,000 from the governor’s COVID-Reduction Fund. The collaboration now contains the unique contributors in addition to San Juan Board of Cooperative Providers, Southwest Colorado Council of Governments, The Piñon Undertaking Household Useful resource Middle, Compañeros, The ARC of Southwest Colorado, 9 faculty districts from the area and several other Chambers of Commerce.
Companies or individuals focused on donating cash could make a contribution at www.unitedway-swco.org/donate.
Companies which have computer systems for refurbishing could contact Beth Drum at 426-7168.