Crosby, TX-The Barrett Station Council, Crosby ISD, and CompUDopt have joined forces to combat the number of students without home computers. Forty local students are set to receive computers at the computer adoption session at Drew Intermediate School Cafeteria on January 30, 2010 at 9:30AM.
CompUDopt, a non-profit organization will provide computers and computer education to the enthusiastic, computer-minded children living in Barrett Station & Crosby, TX. The requirements are that there cannot be a computer already in the home, each student must write a one page letter explaining why he/she wants a computer, must be in grades 3-8, and the parent/guardian must attend a two hour training session with the child.
“This is a great opportunity for the community and the youth and we are truly thankful for CompUDopt,” said Bobby Durst, the treasurer of the Council. “I was really moved by some of the applications that the students submitted; it is imperative that we continue to provide our kids with tools that will enable them to be successful,” stated Angel Curry, BSC Community Liaison. The students will receive desktops computers after a training seminar instructing them in areas from basic computer care to educational software and programming.
CompUDopt’s web address is www.compudopt.com and is anticipating reaching more children around the Greater Houston area. Veronica Harford is the Executive Director for the organization. The Barrett Station Council’s Transition to Change 2.0 will be held at Crosby Community Center on February 27, 2010 at 5:30PM.
The Barrett Station Council is a 501c (3) non-profit, community-based organization that hosts a range of cultural, social, and educational events for all ages. The group consists of young residents, parents, educators, students, clergy, and leaders. It is our goal to bring fundamental, cultural, and systemic change to this area-one youth at a time.