The mission of all Kiwanis Clubs is the promotion of the welfare of children. Recently, we learned of a pressing need in the Oak Mountain school district. All of the city school systems in our area provide a Chromebook computer for each high school student. These fortunate students are free to use these computers at home to study, do assignments, and prepare for tests. Oak Mountain High School has only one Chromebook for every three students. Since we live in a relatively affluent area, many parents purchase computers for their children privately. There are approximately two hundred students who do not have full time access to a Chromebook and no access at home. They cannot study, do assignments, or prepare for tests at home.
Indian Springs Village Kiwanis Club has set as its goal for this year to raise funds to purchase 325 Chromebooks; 200 for the high school and the remainder for the middle and elementary schools. These computers cost $300 each. We are partnering with the Shelby County Schools Education Foundation.