Monika Stidham, a recent Lakeland High School graduate, will be sharing her story with PC’s For Youth at the organization’s 4th Annual Fundraising Dinner Banquet on Tuesday, August 6th at the LaGrange American Legion.
Stidham received a computer from PC’s For Youth when she was in middle school. She needed a computer to do her school work, but didn’t have access to one since her family had recently moved.
“If I would not have received a computer from PC’s, at that time I would not have been able to do a lot of research for my classes. This would have dropped my grades,” Stidham stated when asked if she did not receive a computer from PC’s For Youth, how her education would have been impacted.
PC’s For Youth gives computers to students in middle/high school, college, and adults trying to obtain their GED to use for educational purposes. The organization serves LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, DeKalb, Elkhart, Kosciusko, and Whitley Counties.
Their dinner banquet is currently the organization’s only major fundraiser and helps the them purchase computer parts to refurbish donated computers, as well as other operating expenses. “This is a great program that really helps students who may not have the capability to have a computer available in their home,” Stidham commented when asked what she would tell someone who was interested in making a contribution to PC’s For Youth.
For additional information, or to purchase tickets, visit the PC's For Youth website at www.pcsforyouth.org or e-mail Colton C. Strawser, PC's For Youth Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.