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Keegan Nicholson, founder of ReLaptops, has joined forces with the America Campaign - the company behind Big Sky Code Academy and Montana Code Girls - to grow the program into Laptops for Students.

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September 6, 2017View for printing

Keegan Nicholson, founder of ReLaptops http://relaptops.org/ , has joined forces with the America Campaign http://www.americacampaign.org/ - the company behind Big Sky Code Academy http://www.bigskycodeacademy.org/ and Montana Code Girls http://www.mtcodegirls.org/ - to grow the program into Laptops for Students.

"We started talking about how there was a lot of synergy in offering middle- and high-school students the opportunity to learn more about both the software and hardware side of technology," said America Campaign founder Devin Holmes. "We agreed to bring ReLaptops on board as part of our youth initiatives."

What started out as a school project launched three years ago by a tech-savvy student in Missoula grew into a larger community effort to place refurbished laptops in the hands of those in need of a computer.

While that may be old news, there's a new rub: The project has morphed again, this time in the hands of a local nonprofit positioned to take the program to the next level.

By Martin Kidston

Full Story: https://www.missoulacurrent.com/busin ... s-hardware/

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This is outstanding news for Montana's future leaders. There are many examples of students running computer repair organizations within their school and catering to the public as well. Not only does it give them real world experience in the technology of hardware but it also gives them entrepreneurial experience. There are even examples where the students have taken over major segments of the total IT program within their school including both hardware and software management on the enterprise level. Nothing better than experiential learning to prepare students for the future.

Congratulations to Devin and Keegan and all the best for this exciting relationship.
--Russ




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