5 Things to Know This Week in Worcester

July 14, 2020
Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Girls, Inc. of Worcester is Bridging the Technology Divide

Girls, Inc. of Worcester has reacted to a recent study showing nearly a quarter of Worcester students don’t have access to a computer or another device besides a cell phone at home.

At the Girls, Inc. of Worcester signature 2020 Career and College Shower, every graduate was gifted a laptop with tools and software required for postsecondary education.

Girls, Inc. is also launching a technology library to support under-resourced school-age girls. It will include a take-home lending program with for Chromebooks and access to virtual programs and resources. Girls without internet at home will also receive wireless hotspot cards.

Girls, Inc. is also building a Technology Center to give girls access needed to complete daily school work.

Over the last three years more than 40% Girls Inc. of Worcester members who graduated high school became first generation college students. More than 60% of those came from low-income households.