BUCKHANNON — On Tuesday, March 30, Suddenlink presented a donation of $12,500 worth of iPads to the Stockert Youth and Community Center in Buckhannon. The donation will increase access to virtual learning opportunities, connectivity, and online curriculum for students.
The Stockert Youth and Community Center provides tutoring, after-school activities, recreation and sports classes and leagues, and summer camps for youth and adults in Buckhannon and Upshur County. The iPads will be used on remote learning days and in after school programs for students. Suddenlink also provides complimentary internet service for the center.
In the Fall of 2020, Altice USA, the parent company of Suddenlink, contributed a total of $1 Million impacting 30 school districts as part of its COVID-19 response initiatives to support local communities as they recover from the impact of the pandemic. Suddenlink is committed to ensuring broadband access for all and understands that now, more than ever, having the right tools to remain connected is just as critical as access itself. With this contribution, Suddenlink will be aiding students and schools to continue learning in this new, virtual environment.
SYCC Director Debora Brockleman shared, “We very much appreciate Suddenlink and Altice USA for their very generous and much needed donation of the iPads, headphones and upgrade to our Wi-fi connection. The generous donation helps the after school and tutoring programs. Our partnership with Suddenlink has been a blessing to our Stockert Youth Center.”
To learn more about the Stockert Youth and Community Center and how to make a donation to our SYCC capital campaign, go to https://buckhannonwv.org/about-the-city/donate-sycc/