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It’s a pop-up digital learning lab!

By December 2, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

A pop-up learning lab at McBurney YMCA enabled students to break commercials in our Break the Super Bowl event.

That’s right. And you make it happen.

This may be hard to believe, but in many public schools – particularly those in low-income communities – the technology needed to prepare students for life, learning and fulfillment in the 21st-century simply doesn’t exist. Or if it does, the equipment is unreliable and slow, and there aren’t enough staff trained to use it.

That’s why our programs include equipment maintenance and transportation to and from every site, every day. Our partners don’t have to worry about whether a computer can handle running certain software, or if the batteries in a camera are charged. We take care of it, making sure that everything is ready to go when it comes time to learn by making media. This also means that partners don’t need to have a state-of-the-art computer lab in order to work with us. We can transform virtually any space with a Wi-Fi connection into a hub for exploring and producing multimedia, then pack it up so partners don’t have to worry about secure storage or liability insurance.

This is just part of what makes The LAMP so unique, and why we hope you’ll contribute to Annual Appeal 2014. Your gifts defray costs of maintaining, purchasing and transporting our learning labs, so we can keep our programs affordable for schools and community organizations. Plus, gifts made during the Annual Appeal will be matched by our Board dollar-for-dollar, doubling the value of your donation.