Clarksburg Students Donate Computer Lab to Montessori Society of Ashton
The Network Operations program of the Montgomery County Students Information Technology Foundation, Inc. (ITF) presented a computer lab to the Montessori Society of Ashton, Inc. (MSA) on Nov. 21.
For more than 50 years, the MSA has been serving Montgomery County students enrolled at the Mater Amoris Montessori School in Ashton, Md. At Mater Amoris, students participate in a unique Montessori program with a curriculum that is individualized, student-centered and experience-driven. Despite the opportunities afforded by a Montessori program, Mater Amoris lacks computers, iPads, tablets, and other technology resources. The computer lab gifting will ensure that technology is accessible to its students and that they have opportunities to acquire the technical skills necessary for a successful future.
ITF students at Clarksburg High School reconditioned six computers with operating systems, monitors, keyboards, mice, and a printer for the lab. This project provides an opportunity for the ITF students to put into practice their computer maintenance skills, earn student service learning hours, and develop a deeper appreciation for charity and community involvement.
The ITF is a non-profit organization established cooperatively by the Montgomery County business community and Montgomery County Public Schools. It provides a unique method of hands-on training for high school students to earn valuable computer certifications that will prepare them for higher education opportunities or direct entry into the information technology job market.
More information about the ITF is available here.