Connecting our Communities: Mid-Atlantic – Q2 2021 Highlights
Mid Atlantic – North Carolina Highlights
For the second straight year, Optimum has partnered with Durham's Kramden Institute and the Pitt Community College VISIONS program to provide laptops to 80 new program participants. Each year, VISIONS brings a new group of Pitt County high school juniors into the program to offer them support and direction needed to graduate and transition into college.
Many students in this program don't have access to funds to purchase a new laptop and are having to use borrowed technology from the school. The laptops are given to the students to ensure they have the necessary tools to be successful in the classroom in order to graduate from high school and enter into post-secondary education.
Mid Atlantic – West Virginia Highlights
Stockert Youth and Community Center receives $12,500 worth of iPads to Enhance Virtual Learning – Buckhannon, WV -- March 30, 2021
Optimum donated 25 new iPads to the Stockert Youth and Community Center to help connect more students to online learning during the pandemic. This donation replaced outdated technology which had made online learning more difficult for students and staff. Optimum also provides complimentary Internet service to the Stockert Youth and Community Center and doubled their speed earlier in the year. The center provides tutoring, after-school activities and care for children in Upshur County.
COVID-Vaccine Volunteers Receive Lunch Courtesy of Optimum -- Beckley, WV -- March 26, 2021
As a thank you to individuals working COVID-vaccine distribution in Beckley, Optimum provided lunch for volunteers. More than one-thousand individuals received their first vaccine on March 26 at the Beckley-Raleigh Convention Center. Optimum also provided thank you meals to volunteers working vaccination efforts in Parkersburg, West Virginia and Pikeville, Kentucky.
Eastern Elementary School Receives Headphones to Enhance Student’s Learning—Washington, NC – February, 2021
Optimum partnered with Bright Futures of Beaufort County to donate 100 sets of headphones to the students at Eastern Elementary School in Washington, NC. Having headphones in the classroom will aid in the education process, help the students hear better and block out sound during tests.