Wilson’s World: Learning More About E2D Re-Image Clt at South Mecklenburg High School
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wilson was at South Mecklenburg High School where E2D is not a Star Wars reference, but is an acronym for “Eliminate the Digital Divide.” The mission of E2D is to ensure that all students have affordable access to essential at-home technology and digital literacy training to support academic success and prepare students for college, careers, and beyond.
A new E2D Re-Image Clt lab has recently opened at South Meck where the students are employed and trained as computer technicians to refurbish and re-image old computers that are no longer in use by corporations and have been donated. Once refurbished, these computers will be distributed to over 20,000 CMS families that need it for their students.
Wilson joined some of the students that have been hired to work with Re-Image Clt as they worked on the equipment. The students talked about how the E2D Re-Image Clt lab has changed their lives and given them an opportunity for a brighter future.
Google Fiber has partnered with E2D to make sure that those same families who receive these refurbished computers have internet access so the kids can continue to stay digitally connected to complete homework assignments and school projects to prepare them for future careers.
To learn more about E2D and the Re-Image Clt labs check out their website at www.e-2-d.org.