In 2002, Minneapolis Public Schools implemented a program called Check and Connect in its high schools to help disengaged students succeed in school. The program focuses on students who are failing classes, getting into trouble and who need extra support in order to graduate.
Many teachers are requiring students to use computers to type papers, do research and turn in homework via email. Unfortunately, many of the students involved in the Check and Connect program don’t have access to computers at home, presenting yet another barrier to success in school. Check and Connect mentors at Washburn High School turned to MCFS to help provide affordable, high-quality laptops for their students.
With generous support from Travelers, MCFS donated 10 computers to the Check and Connect program at Washburn High School. The students can use the computers while in the Check and Connect room, or they can check them out to use for their schoolwork outside of class.
Click here to learn more about how this program is helping Check and Connect students develop crucial technology skills.