GENaustin has been selected as a Dell YouthConnect recipient in the United States

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Dell today announced a $3 million investment to expand its global giving programYouthConnect in the U.S.  Twenty-four organizations based in the United States have been selected Dell Youth Connect recipients. More than 20,000 young people in Tennessee, California, Minnesota, Oklahoma, New-Hampshire and Florida will soon have access to state-of-the-art technology.

 GENaustin is proud to have been chosen as one of the Dell YouthConnect recipients in the US.  Dell YouthConnect is the company’s signature giving program designed to help bridge the gap between the technology “haves” and the “have-nots” by placing Dell technology into underserved communities and working with non-profit organizations to teach information and technology skills.

Through Dell YouthConnect at GENaustin, girls will be guided by high-tech mentors to develop girl-specific content that can be scaled to the web and mobile devices. The program works with central Texas girls to engage other girls from all over the world through technology so they may learn together about how to make wise choices as they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood.

“GENaustin’s program is well aligned against Dell’s brand platform, purpose and values.  Through Dell YouthConnect, we will help middle school and high school girls push the limits of what they can accomplish using technology and help them achieve more at school, at home and in their personal relationships,” said Julia Cuba, Executive Director of GENaustin.

Dell will provide GENaustin with grant funding as well as its latest technology.  As importantly, a local Dell Champion will manage the deployment and upkeep of Dell systems, and local team members will have the possibility to volunteer their time to support our needs.

To learn more about the Dell YouthConnect program, visit www.dell.com/youthconnect

Vanessa Wright