The word for 2020 was “pivot.” No one truly knew the level of pivoting we were about to embark on until the end of the first quarter of last year. With a looming pandemic and monstrous hurricanes threatening the Gulf Coast, businesses throughout the region began to pivot and do what they do best — survive.
Comp-U-Dopt, a non-profit with a mission to provide technology access and education, has allocated just over 50 free reconditioned computers for under-served youth through a partnership with the City of New Orleans, JP Morgan Chase, Repurpose, United Teachers of New Orleans, and First Grace United Methodist Church.
Any parent knows that while the internet is a wonderful tool, it also is fraught with danger. The same technology that keeps us connected to friends and family can be an avenue for predators to gain access to children, who too often don’t realize the risks.