December 17, 2014
From an article in the Mankato Times
MANKATO, MINN. – To support adult family literacy and student learning in the district, Mac to School has donated 15 certified MacBooks to Mankato Area Public Schools.
Mac to School’s generous donation – estimated at $10,000 – increases the ability for students to have technology to learn at home.
Mac to School, a leading provider of K-12 certified Apple technology, selected Mankato Area Public Schools for the donation through its national Give Mac program. The company evaluates candidates for donations based on their financial need and their intended purpose for the technology.
“When we heard Mac to School had selected Mankato Area Public Schools, we were pleased because access to technology enables parents to help their children learn,” said Audra Nissen Boyer, the district’s director of community education. “It’s rare to receive such a generous vendor donation and we’re grateful because it helps families who otherwise could not afford a computer of their own.”
Families who receive the computers will support their learning in family literacy. Specifically, they will learn how to utilize the district’s web-based book series—supported through a local partnership with Capstone Publishing. Parents will ultimately meet a goal of being able to read books to their children.
“In a 21st-century learning environment, we know how important it is for students to have access to technology,” said Robert Baker, the co-founder and chief marketing officer of Mac to School. “It’s truly an honor to partner with Mankato Area Public Schools to put MacBooks in the hands of their new arrivals.”