Toyota grant helps schools buy computers for students

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – As virtual learning continues across Central Kentucky, many students still need digital resources and internet access to connect with their classes and complete assignments.

To help meet these needs, the Toyota USA Foundation approved grants totaling $3,357,000 to support students in 13 states where the company has operations.

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Locally, $400,000 from the foundation will be divided across Clark, Fayette, Harrison and Scott County schools to purchase devices and expand internet access, enabling thousands of students to connect to distance learning tools.

“In a time when teachers and students are in need of all our support, we are proud to step alongside them and provide assistance,”said Susan Elkington, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky. “At Toyota, we care deeply about connecting students with quality educational opportunities that enrich their minds, inspire curiosity and help prepare them for their future careers. We hope these resources will not only connect students to their classrooms, but also give them the confidence to explore all the opportunities that lie ahead of them.”

These grants are part of 31 total grants awarded by Toyota to communities across the country to help bridge the digital divide. They are also a continuation of Toyota’s ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts that included prior grants supporting e-learning and food assistance programs and the recent launch of an immersive education hub.

The education hub provides virtual field trips of the company’s operations across the U.S., including a virtual tour of Toyota Kentucky, STEM-based lessons, curriculum and much more. Education hub resources are free and available to the public by visiting www.tourtoyota.com/educationhub.