Volunteer: “Beat the Summer Slide” Mega Laptop Distribution Day
June 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Get out in the Charlotte Community with us!
Join us at Butler High School as we partner with E2D (Eliminate the Digital Divide) to support their mega laptop distribution day! E2D’s goal is to distribute 600 low-cost laptops at this event to support CMS families to “beat the summer slide.” Laptops will be available for purchase for $80 cash ($84 with credit card).
Follow this link to sign-up to volunteer: https://share.hsforms.com/1UETgTAgST665mOr3GwjGBQ3qimx
(Spanish-speaking volunteers are especially needed at this event!)
What is the “Summer Slide”?
The summer slide is a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school isn’t in session. By providing laptops to the community, families have a digital resource to access online learning opportunities throughout the summer to keep kids’ academic skills sharp.
Once community members have received a low-cost laptop (perhaps their very first one!) the CDE will be on-site to enroll eligible families in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP is a federal benefit providing a $30 discount on monthly internet bills. Whether a community member doesn’t currently have home internet or wishes to reduce their existing bill, CDE volunteers are there to empower and guide residents through the ACP application process.
- Volunteer Arrival Time: 8:45 – 9:00 am
- Parking: Free parking in the school parking lot