Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is something we are extremely passionate about, especially when the cause supports local schools. In an effort to help enhance the quality of education in the Phoenix, Arizona and Jacksonville, Florida areas, we are excited to announce the SiteLock Digital Kids Fund and our new partnership with DonorsChoose.org.
While most U.S. classrooms have access to computers, only one in five teachers says they have the right level of technology, according to a PBS national survey of teachers grades pre-k through 12. Our program will work to help close that gap and make sure students and teachers are getting the technologies they need.
In total, we will be providing $50,000 in technology grants to local schools over the course of the 2016-2017 school year. With those funds, we will be matching donations for projects up to $1,500 in the Phoenix and Jacksonville areas—supplying much needed technology to hundreds of students.
SiteLock chose to partner with DonorsChoose.org, an organization that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, because of the shared passion in our mission. Our initiative targets schools in need of technology for STEM-related projects and day-to-day classwork and DonorsChoose.org can make that happen seamlessly.
The SiteLock Digital Kids Fund is made possible thanks to our amazing community of WordPress customers. For every SiteLock product purchased by a WordPress customer, we add $1 to the fund.
And, yes, you can help!
Whether you take the opportunity to donate to the projects yourself or simply share this post, help us help students and teachers get the technology they need. No amount is too small.
You can learn more about the program and donate here: donorschoose.org/sitelockgives