Access to computers can open the world for students and improve their classwork.
Several students in rural Indiana banded together to help their peers who did not have access to a computer in their home. They started PCs For Youth, a not for profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, DeKalb, Elkhart, Kosciusko, and Whitley Counties with computers and knowledge about operating computers.
From donated office space to a volunteer Board of Directors, PCs For Youth functions with the help of local businesses and community members. The group accepts old computers and refurbishes them to make them suitable for students to use. Each computer donated includes a fully functional computer, a monitor, a mouse and keyboard.
To date, the organization has helped redistribute more than 200 PCs through partnerships with 45 schools in Indiana.