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Independence University donates laptops to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake

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SALT LAKE CITY— Independence University (IU) is proud to help Utah’s young people by donating 49 laptops to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake.

Independence University donates laptops
L to R: Bridget Smith, Executive Assistant at IU and Carrie Francis, VP of Operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake has been helping youth in the area since 1967. Their primary focus is offering positive alternatives to children who may be surrounded by negative influences. “These laptops will be used by our staff and our children, so it’s fantastic,” says Carrie Francis, Vice President of Operations for the Boy & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake. “We’re just so grateful for this donation.”

Building off of IU’s mission to enrich the educational experience of all people by making technology more accessible, these laptops will help the Clubs in their mission to teach youth how to live successful and productive lives. Joseph Dunlop, the

Independence University donates laptops
Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Club of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake

Associate Campus Director for Independence University, says the donation falls right in line with IU’s purpose. “We want to help as many people become independent through education or through organizations who sponsor individuals to help them become independent,” says Dunlop.

The donated laptops were formerly used by IU students, and most are less than a year old. They’ve been wiped clean and come with the Windows 10 operating system. IU is upgrading their students’ technology, allowing them to make this kind of laptop donations to organizations in the community.

The donation took place on July 18, 2019, at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake’s headquarters in Murray, Utah.

About Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake serves children at 7 locations in Salt Lake, Tooele, and Carbon Counties. In 2018, over 7,000 youth attended the Clubs. The Clubs’ mission is to inspire and empower youth, families, and communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

About Independence University
Independence University provides online, career-focused higher education to students across the U.S. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in healthcare, business, graphic arts, and technology, Independence University is committed to preparing students for meaningful careers and an increased sense of satisfaction. Independence University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Independence University is a registered trademark of Center for Excellence in Higher Education, Inc.

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