9-11 am, Saturday, November 21
Municipal Services Center front parking lot, 3600 Tremont Road
The Upper Arlington Rotary Club is partnering with the Central Ohio Broadband Access Pilot Program to collect retired computers and equipment to distribute to eligible K-12 students and their families who are in need. Drive-up collection will take place Saturday, November 21 from 9–11 am at the front of the UA Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington 43221. Rotary may also be able to arrange for onsite pickup from companies or organizations that have a large quantity of equipment to donate. For questions about the program or to arrange for a larger quantity pickup, please contact Herb Gillen at email@example.com or 614-562-0203.
The lack of a reliable and affordable internet connection and device to access the internet makes remote learning impossible and causes more students to fall behind. Partners throughout Central Ohio are working together to close the digital divide for up to 10,000 families, by connecting them to the technology devices and broadband access they need to be successful. As schools face the 2020-2021 year with remote learning or hybrid models, the Central Ohio Broadband Access Pilot Program is providing eligible, K-12 students and their families with computers and high-speed internet access for as little as $20.