Project Leadership & Investment For Transformation (L.I.F.T.) is a public/private partnership organized as a non-profit organization, operating as one of seven learning communities in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System. The program works to transform the way students who traditionally perform poorly in school are educated by ensuring these students are equipped and ready to enter the 21st century and beyond.
Since 2012, Project L.I.F.T. and Digi-Bridge, a local non-profit education technology partner, have been placing “XO” laptops in the hands of elementary school students, thanks to a grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Unfortunately, not all of these students are able to take full advantage of their new devices as they don’t have Internet access in their home. You can help change that! Donate today to help 50 Ashley Park School families get Internet in their home for the new school year! Each family will receive a home router and 12 months of unlimited Internet service through our partner Mobile Beacon.
Thanks to a generous donation from Mobile Beacon, 100 Ashley Park school families were equipped with in-home 4G Internet modems and broadband services after participating in digital literacy workshops this Spring. We want to continue this project and help more students and their parents access Internet in their own homes. “This will save many trips to the library. This will also provide my students with homework help.” – Lolatia Simmons,Parent, Ashley Park School
*[The new DML Index, developed by the Knight School of Communication at Queens, is designed to rate a city’s abilities in digital and media literacy, and can be adapted to score the literacy level of any city, county or statewide ecosystem.]
More information on Project L.I.F.T- http://www.projectliftcharlotte.org/