At Net Literacy, students write the grants as we learn about real world and real life experiences – and how business works. We have learned that by under promising and over delivering – a relationship develops between a grantors and a nonprofit (and us student volunteers) to be guardians and responsible with the money entrusted to us.
Sometimes, words are not enough, but thank you…
Through these grants, we will provide hundreds of families computers for children on free or reduced lunch programs the technology they need to help them do their homework – and we are working very hard to build a website with hundreds of videos story-boarded, scripted, staring, produced, and edited by students. The toughest part about the videos is the subject…it’s financial literacy. Before we can produce a video about things like term vs. whole life insurance, the Rule of 72, and investing in mutual funds vs. stock, we have to understand it. Really understand it. Because we have to understand it before we can produce an engaging and education video that explains it. As of April 14th, we have 75 financial literacy videos on our Financial Connects website, and thanks to this grant, we’ll be adding many more.
Respectfully (and thank you),
The Net Literacy student volunteers
Visit sections on Computer Connects, Community Connects, and Financial Connects on this website – and see what we’ll be up to!