AT&T and Human I-T Provide 50 Laptops to ELEVATE Coweta Students

Staff Report

Wednesday, June 21st, 2023

What’s the news? Fifty refurbished laptops will be given to Coweta County students and families as part of AT&T’s nationwide commitment to help bridge the digital divide. AT&T is working with Human I-T to provide ELEVATE Coweta Students with computers and other resources. The laptops, funded by an AT&T donation to Human I-T, will be given to Coweta County residents in need to help them fully participate in our modern world.  

Why is this important? 

These efforts are part of the AT&T Connected Learning initiative, created as part of our companywide, $2 billion commitment from 2021- 2023, to help address the digital divide through internet accessibility, affordability and safe adoption.

ELEVATE Coweta Students surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. They provide site coordinators in the schools that help identify students in need of assistance and connect those students—and family members—to community resources that can help remove obstacles to student success.

What are people saying?

“Having reliable connectivity and technology is important so Coweta County students are able to access virtual learning and develop new skills that will prepare them for the future,” said Senator Matt Brass. “We are grateful to AT&T for equipping Coweta County students and families with the digital tools they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.” 

“At ELEVATE Coweta Students, our mission is to elevate our students to success in school, in our community and in life. AT&T’s donation of digital devices helps us accomplish just that,” said Kevin Barbee, Executive Director, ELEVATE Coweta Students. “These laptops will give our students and families the technology and resources they need to help them complete homework, develop essential job skills, and reach their fullest potential.” 

“AT&T is committed to helping close the digital divide, and we are proud to invest in initiatives that help Coweta County students and families connect to greater possibility,” said Colin Martin, Regional Director of External Affairs, AT&T Georgia. “This collaboration with ELEVATE Coweta Students and Human I-T is another example of how we are connecting Georgia communities and providing local students and families with the connectivity and digital resources they need to thrive.”