Local dignitaries help select deserving middle and high schoolers to meet challenges of new world of distance learning
Lauderdale Lakes, FL – There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted jobs, the economy, public health and local education, but how are underserved area families coping? There are huge challenges among low-income families when it comes to distance learning, such as not having home internet access or computers for their children.
With online learning as the new normal for the upcoming school year, Insurance Litigation Group (ILG) stepped in and donated 10 high-quality HP laptop computers to local middle and high school students at a ceremony hosted by Bishop E. Thomas at the Julia Williams Multipurpose Education in Lauderdale Lakes last week.
Several local dignitaries participated in the selection process, also sharing thoughts and inspiration with the safely distanced group of 30.
One laptop recipient was Coconut Creek High School rising senior Nyteria Williams. She has a 4.5 GPA, is captain of the cheerleading squad and tutors elementary school students in reading.
“I am so appreciative of ILG’s generosity,” Williams said. “I want to attend college to pursue my dream occupation of becoming a Neonatologist.”
Other student recipients at the ceremony were Gideon Lxavier Douglas of Jupiter Christian School and Guy Meneus of Lauderhill Stem-Med Magnet School.
In attendance at the event were Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle P. Rogers, State Representative Anika Omphroy, Lauderhill Commissioner Denise Grant, Bishop Thomas E. Douglas, BSO Captain C. Renee Peterson, BSO Sergeant Elisa Galindez, and Dr. Jason Jackson, CEO of the United Nations Chaplaincy Program. Representing ILG was Director of Field Operations Marat Filler, Greg Dolce, Esq. and Tyra Smith.
“We plan to do more in the West Broward community and look forward to working with this fine group of religious, local government and law enforcement leaders,” Filler said.
ILG also conducted a recent food and supply drive in North Miami Beach and made a significant respirator donation to Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 unit.
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