Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia Donates Laptops to Help Students with Digital Learning
40 devices to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and Clayton County Schools
ATLANTA (May 12, 2020) – The Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia (ITS Georgia) has teamed with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and the Clayton County School System to provide 40 laptops to help students participate in digital learning during the COVID-19 shutdown.
The donations were provided from the Chapter’s Scholarship Fund and from supporting donations from members. Fundraising continues to provide additional laptops to the Boys & Girls Clubs which still has requests for more than 200 devices pending. Donations can be made at https://bit.ly/3fm0o85.
“As an organization that focuses on technology, ITS Georgia wanted to provide a technological solution to help during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Winter Horbal, president of ITS Georgia. “We are fortunate that Board Member Keith Rohling came up with the laptop donation program and is seeing it to fruition.”
“This donation of laptops is wonderful and very much appreciated,” said Dr. Morcease Beasley, Superintendent of Clayton County Schools. “This will help us close the digital access divide.”
“We are thrilled that ITS Georgia has provided 20 new laptops to support our kids and teens,” said Natasha B. Rice, Chief Administrative Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. “This technology is helping to bridge the massive digital divide that our kids are facing and get devices to the families who need it most.”
Read more about it in the Boys & Girls Club Newsletter.
About ITS Georgia
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia is a group of organizations that support Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology as a way to significantly reduce congestion and improve the performance, safety and efficiency of our transportation system. ITS Georgia provides a forum for advocacy, facilitation, integration, and for learning more about ITS. ITS Georgia members include federal, state and local transportation agencies, ITS technology and service providers, large private and commercial transportation system users, universities, and other interested parties with missions that involve, or are affected by, the transportation system. Visit www.itsga.org for more information.
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