ElevateOurKids.org is a non-profit organization to gather and distribute resources, computing devices, and learning tools to support in kids' education in under-resourced communities.
The Story & Steps
Covid-19 Hit America in early 2020, and kids across the globe were forced, for safety reasons, to transition to school at home. That meant America assumed kids had good Internet, a laptop or tablet, and a quiet home environment to concentrate and learn whether on ZOOM, Google Classroom, or something similar. However, not all children have these great tools and Internet access at home. Remote learning requires a sound set up for learning and providing ALL children with the freedom to learn.
We hear stories of children doing their classroom instruction on their parents' cracked smartphone, and this my friends and colleagues is our digital gap or digital divide that separates kids learning from kids struggling to learn. WE CAN DO BETTER. While we work on getting the non-profit (ElevateOurKids.org officially set up as a 501c3), we have work to do now.
Elevate Our Kids Steps for Success:
Identifying School Districts (or families) Who Need Laptops/Devices
Validating The Need (Legitimacy, Needs Gap, Confirmation)
Fundraising Across Companies, Corporations, Donors, Individuals
Marrying the Need with the Equipment
Distribution of BRAND NEW laptops, tablets, Chromebooks and other equipment
We are calling on corporate america, (tech companies, handset manufacturers, computing and laptop manufacturers, Internet companies, Big companies), donors, individuals, and families who may be more blessed than others, to donate whatever you can to support in helping kids get the proper resources they need to learn in any environment, but especially at home. Every kid should have a working laptop or tablet for online learning as we have too many "what-ifs" that may require kids to learn from home for the foreseeable future. Learn more about our Individual and Corporate Ambassador Program coming soon!
Elevate Our Kids will work hard at identifying those hardest hit and those under-resourced and under-served communities, as they get first priority and are our mission. Children and Kids' education is the foundation for tomorrow's America and the success we hope to elevate. Without the right tools and access, our kids will miss the mark. We have work to do AND we need your help! We appreciate your support.
Elevate our Kids is a Texas nonprofit corporation operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund, a Maryland charitable trust recognized by IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178). Contributions to Elevate Our Kids are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Elevate Our Kids, Inc. is a Texas nonprofit corporation operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund, a Maryland charitable trust recognized by IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178). Contributions to Elevate Our Kids are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.