Since 2007, HYS has been providing middle school students from Hartford with a rigorus academic enrichment program ("The Academy") that helps them develop strong study, personal, social and other skills making them prepared for academic excellece in high school and college.
Each year we recruit 30 rising 7th grade students from Hartford to become Hartford Youth Scholars, who attend The Academy for 26 months of extracurricular study. Three classes of Scholars come to our "school" on Trinity College's campus after school, on Saturdays, and Monday — Friday in the summer.
Many of our Scholars do not have laptops; this makes it difficult for them to conduct research and to write essays and other assignments for class. We want to provide this basic tool that will put our Scholars on equal footing with all of their classmates and peers — and you can help!
Hartford Youth Scholar is looking to purchase 100 Chromebooks. Each Chromebook cost approximately $250; we are requesting monetary contributions in order to take advantage of bulk purchase pricing.
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