In the spirit of spreading joy this holiday season, AMD is teaming up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help fund a mobile computer lab for the local chapter in Austin, Texas.
The Boys & Girls Clubs provide high impact youth development programming in the areas of academic success, character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. The Clubs give children a safe place to go during out-of-school hours, as an increasing number of children are left at home with little to no care or supervision. The Clubs offer a place for children to grow, learn and develop skills essential to their success in life, discover their passions, and stay on the path to a great future. In fact, Austin Club member seniors have a 100 percent graduation rate, compared to 84.9 percent for the Austin Independent School District.
For most of us, technology is an integral part of day-to-day life, however it’s important to keep in mind that not everyone has access to the technology we take for granted. Many children grow up without frequent access to technology, and as a result they fall behind on crucial skills necessary to complete school assignments and move ahead in their education. This holiday season, AMD wants to help alleviate this issue by funding a mobile computer lab for the 24 Clubs operated by Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area.
The lab will provide students with computers to develop necessary skills, gain access to research tools, unleash their creativity and much more.
So, how can you help AMD provide for the Boys & Girls Clubs? Starting on November 25, 2014 and through Cyber Monday on December 1, tweet @AMD using the hashtag #spreadjoy and let us know how you are spreading joy this holiday season! Help us reach our goal of 1,000 tweets with the hashtag #spreadjoy, and we will donate 10 AMD-powered laptops to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin for a mobile computer lab.
In addition to spreading joy to the Boys & Girls Clubs, AMD will be offering deals and steals on the latest laptops this Black Friday. If you are looking for a new laptop of your own this holiday season, follow @AMD on Twitter to stay in the loop!