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Loyalty Foundation delivers 130th Chromebook to YMCA youth!

Following our scrimmage between Loyalty Foundation esports program teams The AscendancY (The Gateway Family YMCA) and The Dominators (Grand Street Settlement), we distributed our 130th Chrombook to YMCA youth.

In November 2022, we initiated our partnership with The Gateway Family YMCA of Elizabeth, NJ, by providing 100 free Chromebooks to qualified K-12 youth via our Devices4All® program.

This latest batch of 30 Chromebooks was paid for by a grant from the J.C. Kellogg Foundation Fund & the Community Foundation of New Jersey, which also funded the Y's esports program. (See previous post.)

Below are a few photos from the day. (Tap any photo to view as slideshow.)

Pictured is Branch Executive for The Gateway Family YMCA, Laura Margeotes, handing out the computers. Chromebook recipients include three members of the Y's esports team, The AscendancY.

The last row of photos are of The AscendancY team captain Tamir, Feliz and Jawad receiving their Chromebooks from Laura. (Tap here to watch the YouTube.)

So what happens after a Y youth receives a Loyalty Foundation Chromebook? Laura explains:

"So after we give out the computers, we actually touch base with the families to see how they are doing and how the Chromebooks are working. Then at Housing [the Y’s residential program, where many of the recipients live], where the families usually use the computers at our community table, we can see what they’re doing with the kids, because we want the parents involved. Also, when younger kids come in for youth sports or childcare, we ask them what they are using the Chromebooks for."

Tap the image of Laura to watch the YouTube short, which includes her handing computers to two young girls pictured above.


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