BlueFletch Provides Access to Digital Training and Resources to Underserved Atlanta Schools Through Partnership with PowerMyLearning

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ATLANTA, Aug. 26 — BlueFletch is proud to announce its sponsorship of PowerMyLearning Atlanta’s 12th annual Inspire fundraising event, taking place Sep. 7 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Since 2007, PowerMyLearning in Greater Atlanta has partnered with more than 40 schools to deliver digital training and home computers to students in the community, serving more than 23,000 children, families, and teachers. Inspire is the premier annual fundraising event for PowerMyLearning.

“We are proud to sponsor the charity’s 12th annual inspire event, contributing to more than $250,000 in donations,” stated Richard Makerson, BlueFletch CEO and Managing Partner. “PowerMyLearning is making a tremendous impact on students and families in Atlanta by increasing their access to technology, and BlueFletch is delighted to support their ongoing initiatives.” 

The 2019 fundraising goal of $250,000 has already been achieved, thanks to BlueFletch and several other locally headquartered companies, mostly in the technology sector. PowerMyLearning is now working towards its stretch goal of $300,000 by the evening of the event.

“What our sponsors have collectively accomplished on behalf of our community humbles our team and strengthens our resolve. We are confident in our mission and our purpose,” said PowerMyLearning Atlanta Executive Director Richard Hicks. “Inspire 2019 is set to be our best event yet, and we can’t wait to share our stories of triumph and achievement to this community of technologists and philanthropists. We are so grateful for all of the support.”

The funds raised at Inspire and through other PowerMyLearning initiatives throughout the year are used to strengthen the home to school connection by providing educational workshops, home computers and technical support to families who might not otherwise have access to technology. Families receive fully equipped laptops and training on digital tools that inspire success beyond the classroom.

James Tidwell’s son Kenneth attends the Hollis Innovation Academy in Atlanta’s historic westside community. The family received a laptop at the family learning workshop hosted by PowerMyLearning.

“Kenneth is taking time to talk more with me about school and showing me things that are going on with his schoolwork,” said Tidwell. “Having the laptop from PowerMyLearning has honestly been a blessing we couldn’t afford otherwise, and it allows him access to the resources he needs to help him with schoolwork.”

Meloni Gray’s daughter MaNiya attends Hapeville Middle School, a Title I school. Gray says the laptop her daughter received through PowerMyLearning has been a huge benefit to her family. “We are now able to complete assignments and communicate with teachers efficiently,” she said. “Before we had to go to the library to work on assignments.”

About BlueFletch
BlueFletch is a team of mobile development experts dedicated to helping our enterprise clients solve business problems using mobility. Clients come to us to build mobile solutions when their IT teams lack the bandwidth or available skills. Our team of 40+ experienced consultants, all based out of Atlanta, Georgia, help our clients move fast and deliver results for mobile projects that are critical to the business. 

About PowerMyLearning
PowerMyLearning aims to continue its mission of helping students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and families, harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes and inspire a passion for STEM. [SPONSOR NAME] is proud to support this mission.

For more information, contact Oneisha Freeman, Senior Program Manager at PowerMyLearning Greater Atlanta by emailing ofreeman@PowerMyLearning.org or by calling (404) 367-9990 Ext. 504.

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