AT&T and Human I-T donate 75 laptops to BBCF

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, August 22, 2023

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Selma students and families received 75 laptops from AT&T and Human 1-Tlast week.

The partners are working to provide individuals and families with the Black Belt Community Foundation with laptops and digital literacy resources.

The partnership was formed under the AT&T Connected Learning initiative, created as part of a companywide commitment to help address the digital divide through internet accessibility, affordability and safe adoption.

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“AT&T is committed to helping close the digital divide, and we are proud to invest in initiatives that help Selma area students and families connect to greater possibility,” said Cleo Washington, vice president of external affairs for AT&T Alabama. “This collaboration with the Black Belt Community Foundation and Human I-T is another example of how we are connecting Alabama communities and providing local students and families with the connectivity and digital resources they need to thrive.”

Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. said he is grateful for the donation.

“I have and will continue to be a strong advocate of our local school system,” Perkins said. “Education is the foundation of our ability to transform our community. By investing in our students, AT&T, Human I-T and the Black Belt Community Foundation are bridging the digital gap to ensure students have access to the technology needed to succeed in school and beyond. Selma’s future depends heavily on the advancement of our students. We are very thankful for this great opportunity.”

Felecia Lucky, president of the Black Belt Community Foundation, said it’s all about enriching the lives of the youth.

“At the Black Belt Community Foundation, our mission is to move our region forward by providing resources that make a lasting impact for our residents.,” Lucky said. “Access to technology and connectivity is essential in today’s world, and these laptops are a gamechanger in how these students and families are able to participate in virtual learning, develop new skills and access healthcare. We are grateful for AT&T’s donation of these laptops and the impact it will have on how our students and families connect to the future.”