Thanks to Pikes Peak United Way, 75 students in Colorado Springs School District 11 now have new laptops.
The United Way is hoping to prepare Mitchell High School students to achieve success as adults. The laptops are refurbished and are theirs to keep.
Senior Jesus Cadena said this means a lot, especially because he wants to be a civic, electrical, or architectural engineer, and will need a computer for these studies.
“I don’t have a computer at home, technically,” Cadena said. “It’s really hard for me, because I’m going to go to college, and I need one really badly. So having this opportunity to be given a new computer for college is a great accomplishment for me.”
Before this, Cadena had to stay after school to do his homework, or pick up a laptop at the library. He said now, a lot more doors are open for him.