AT&T Honors Boca Raton Foster Care Students With Laptops

BOCA RATON, FL ( — We are fans of AT&T’s continued work in the community helping children and families — here is another example in this media advisory:

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AT&T’s Karl Blanco, left, presents student Brianna Turner with a laptop in celebration of her graduation. Also pictured are ChildNet Executive Director Larry Rein and Michelle Canaday, Guardian ad Litem.

AT&T recently recognized 12 graduating foster care students, including two in Boca Raton, with laptops. The students are served by ChildNet Palm Beach Countya nonprofit is dedicated to protecting abused, neglected, and abandoned youth.  The laptops were presented to the students during a graduation celebration at the West Palm Beach ChildNet office.

Hope for a brighter future is what drives young adults served by ChildNet. They students understand education is crucial for a strong future, and AT&T agrees.

“It was terrific to be part of the graduation at ChildNet,” said Karl Blanco, director of sales for AT&T in South Florida. “These students faced challenges and overcame them. It was nice to see that they are getting ready to take the next steps in their lives, in their education or in their career. We wish them well.”

AT&T is a strong investor in education and the use of technology to improve it. Through the AT&T Aspire program, the company is investing $350 million to improve our business and communities by helping students succeed in school, in the workforce and in life. Since its inception in 2008, AT&T Aspire has impacted more than 1 million students in all 50 states and supported more than 1,000 high-performing organizations, including ChildNet.

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