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Students Giving Students Tools to Succeed

The Computer Programming students at the Newton College & Career Academy (NCCA) are sharing the benefits of their learning with peers in an extraordinary way. By taking recycled desktops, inspected for specific standards, the students are able to diagnose and repair the problems prohibiting them from performing well. In bringing old computers back to life as a class project, not only are students at NCCA gaining industry experience, but they are also giving 25 refurbished computers each semester to Newton County School System (NCSS) students who show the need for one and are unable to buy it.

Newton Federal Bank is pleased to sponsor Desktop 4 Ed by defraying the cost to refurbish the computers and supplying computer accessories.

Desktops 4 Ed is a computer refurbishing program coordinated and sponsored by NCCA’s Future Business Leaders of America student organization, NCSS, and Newton Federal Bank. One refurbished desktop computer per household will be donated to currently enrolled NCSS students that apply and are selected through a lottery. Given a 7-day return policy, desktop computers include one black case CPU, at least 2GB of RAM, a 250GB-or-more hard drive, Windows 7 Professional OS installed, keyboard, mouse, mousepad, LCD monitor, necessary cables, and flash drive for storage. 

The deadline to apply for a computer is October 20, 2017. Families will be contacted by phone if their name is drawn on December 1st, and will be able to pick up the computer on December 4th at the Newton College and Career Academy. Applications can be found at https://www.newtoncountyschools.org/ncca, or from your child’s school counselor.

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