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NavajoStrong Campaign for Upward Bound Participants

The Mission

NavajoStrong was created to aid the Navajo community during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. They strive to honor their ancestors and empower the Diné by working hard to help citizens who are affected by disease, poverty, and other health disparities on the Navajo Reservation.

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

Computers for Kids, Inc, a Registered Microsoft Refurbisher, has been present since 2001. We have been serving ID, WA, and OR and now welcoming Utah for over 19 years.

WE ARE  FIFTY THOUSAND SYSTEMS PROUD!

 

We offer students in grades K-12th the opportunity to enhance their education through the use of technology at HOME. We see the true power that our youth holds, and we have made it our mission to transform them into natural-born leaders, ready to take on the world.

We are teaming up with Micron Technology, Upward Bound, Secure Erase, LLC., and NavajoStrong to provide Upward Bound students (9th-12th) on the Navajo reservation in Utah with devices to use at home for schoolwork. A lot of homes on the reservation don't have access to power, which makes it difficult for students to go home and do schoolwork. They can often be seen at a park, far from home, sitting on a bench, and trying to get a charge underneath the hot sun.

 

All the students have to do is write an essay about who they are, what they need the computer for, and provide $20 that will go towards the cost of the device! Donation sponsors will receive a thank you card written by the student whose life they help change! 

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The Students

"I sincerely hope this opportunity will come again for students of old or new to get a device for school. Thank you for looking out to help students!

Wants to be a pediatric nurse

"I see myself as a director for an engineering company one day so I can help my siblings and my mom. I would like to thank you for giving us this opportunity to have such a device some of us don’t get to own things like this it is much appreciated."

"My dream job and career is a Pharmacy Technician. I will have my very own personal laptop for the first time and will not have to share!"

"I am hoping to be a future
scientist and study not only our Earth, but also our solar system and galaxies. Personally, thank you for providing me with an Ipad to help me with my education and
studies to reach my future goals!"

"With the classes I’ve taken and through the summer program, not only have I made more friends but I have also become more confident in myself."

Wants to be an elementary or SPED teacher

"This shows how much you really care about our education and we really
care about education as well."

Interested in majoring in sports medicine

"It has help me to strive to be a better student, person and to help in my community in any possible way I can. I hope to have a job that makes children books and comic books when I graduate from college."

"Your guidance, understanding, and faith in me have been the spark that I could complete my schooling. I found myself very blessed and privileged because of you."

Interested in being a mechanical engineer

The Joint Goal

With Micron, we have exceeded our fundraising our original goal of $5,000! Now, we are fundraising for an additional 25 systems for new Upward Bound participants and also 130 power banks! These are our goals to start to empower these students for their future, to put technology and power into the Upward Bound participants' home:​

  • $750

  • 130 Power banks​ at $130 each

  • Mixed 25 systems

    • Laptops​

    • Chromebooks

    • IPads

    • Desktops

The Progress

Money Donated

Our original goal was $5,000 and, with Micron Technology, raised $5,910! We plan on extending that goal to supply more students with systems for school and power banks to charge their systems!

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Tallies will be updated at the end of each day by 4:00pm MST

Stay tuned for updates on our progress both here, and our Facebook!

Your Help

Anything helps! There are few ways to help one is to sponsor a laptop for a student (or students) for $50 each. If you want to give more, you can help sponsor a power bank for one of the students without access to power at home for $130 each. If you can't donate money, you can also share this on your Facebook!

Looking for the Upward Bound Campaign Application?

Here!