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Booker T. Washington graduates receive laptops, WiFi devices and more

Students using laptops in the classroom (FILE)
Students using laptops in the classroom (FILE)(WVIR)
Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 11:48 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Recent graduates of Booker T. Washington High School received some generous gifts from the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) and their partners.

Graduating seniors of 2020 were given laptops WiFi devices, and $100 gift cards.

Each graduate will also get one week of computer coding training from CodeCrew and Start Co. and a new backpack.

According to a news release, the gift distribution was made possible through WFGM’s 38126 Digital Inclusion Plan, in partnership with Comcast, FedEx, Nike, Start Co., Urban Strategies, Inc., CodeCrew, and The Links Incorporated Shelby County (TN) Chapter.

WFGM told WMC Action News 5 they are aiming to address the digital divide in one of the poorest zip codes in Memphis. The organization said more than 55 percent of households in 38126 lack access to the internet or a computer.

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