AT&T, Compudopt Provide 200 Laptops to the Andrew and Walter Young @Promise Center

ATLANTA, GA (June 27, 2024) — AT&T* and Compudopt provided the Andrew and Walter Young @Promise Center 200 refurbished laptops today to distribute to Atlanta residents in need.

The computers, funded by an AT&T contribution, were given to students and families in Southwest Atlanta to help close the digital divide.

An initiative of the Atlanta Police Foundation (APF), the Andrew and Walter Young @Promise Center is a learning and community center for Atlanta youth ages 12-24. The Atlanta Police Foundation’s @Promise initiative brings police and community partners together to create opportunities for success for Atlanta’s youth. In 2022, AT&T opened a Connected Learning Center at the Andrew and Walter Young Family @Promise Center.

“We are immensely grateful to AT&T and Compudopt for their unwavering support of our @Promise Centers,” said Lakeisha Walker, Vice President of Youth Initiatives at APF. “Our mission here at @Promise is to eliminate the daily barriers faced by Atlanta’s youth and having steadfast partners like AT&T and Compudopt working alongside us is invaluable.”

“Access to technology is essential in today’s digital world. By equipping Atlanta families with digital tools, we are empowering our students, enhancing learning opportunities and providing invaluable resources to families,” said Councilor Marci Collier Overstreet, Atlanta City Council, District 11. “We appreciate AT&T’s commitment to helping close the digital divide and improving the quality for all Atlantans.”

“We are grateful to be here today with AT&T and the opportunity to impact 200 families by connecting them with the tools that lay the groundwork for economic mobility,” said Megan Steckly, CEO, Compudopt. “It is partnerships like these that help connect people to a brighter future for us all.”

This effort is part of the AT&T Connected Learning® initiative to help address the digital divide through internet accessibility, affordability, and safe adoption. AT&T is committing $5 billion to help 25 million people get and stay connected to high-speed internet by 2030.

“AT&T is committed to helping close the digital divide, and we are proud to support the Atlanta Police Foundation’s @Promise initiative by providing laptops and digital resources to Atlanta youth and families,” said Michael J. Ruffin, Director of External Affairs, AT&T Georgia. “Through this collaboration, we are creating pathways of success for our youth and connecting more Atlantans to greater possibility.”

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