Yonkers charter school launches computer drive

A Yonkers school wants to make sure its students have all the tools they need to succeed. The Charter School of Educational Excellence wants all

A 'Bits and Bytes' fundraiser wants to raise money to give 650 students laptops.

A 'Bits and Bytes' fundraiser wants to raise money to give 650 students laptops. (3/19/14)

YONKERS - A Yonkers school wants to make sure its students have all the tools they need to succeed.

The Charter School of Educational Excellence wants all of its more than 650 students to have a laptop computer, and it only has about 20.

The Warburton Avenue school is hosting a "Bits & Bytes" fundraiser on Monday, April 21 at the 42 Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in White Plains. There are a number of organizations spearheading the technology campaign including Entergy, Goya, The Yankee Foundation and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. "We find the children are able to do interactive work on all the computers with the support of an instructional person and the results have just been amazing," says board chairman Eduardo Laguerre.

Students from kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Charter School of Educational Excellence.

More on this topic

Charter School of Educational Excellence Fundraiser

Website

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 VIDEO: African-American Men of Westchester holds annual MLK event
The reward has doubled from $2,500 to $5,000 2 Reward increased for info in Mount Vernon teen's death
3 Westchester/Hudson Valley Sportscast, Jan. 16
4 12 on Health: Spike in flu cases
Tips to stay commited to your fitness resolution 5 Tips to stay committed to your fitness resolution

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE