North Wheeling Community Youth Center helps low-income students

WHEELING, W. Va. (WTRF) -Comcast hopes to give children in need, the Internet at their fingertips, and today it was the turn of the North Wheeling Community Youth Center to lend a helping hand to students.

Comcast donated 850 laptops to schools in Ohio County and another 350 to the North Wheeling Community Youth Center and YSS. In turn, the laptops will be distributed to low-income students.

They distribute them to Union Local High School, Bridgeport, Martins Ferry, Brooke and Weir. The North Wheeling Community Youth Center distributed chrome laptops to 25 students at each high school. These laptops are not just for kids to use in school, but it’s up to them to keep them.

And the North Wheeling Community Youth Center couldn’t be happier to give back.

“I hope I have proven that I am everything for children. I want to do as much as I can. That’s my motto. I’m not the author of it, but my motto is that it is better to train good boys and girls than to wait and fix broken men and women.

Rev. Darrell Cummings, Apostolic Temple of Bethlehem

“This is amazing. We couldn’t be more grateful as it will help so many kids in our community who need Chrome Book technology, as well as help us with the internet for a year.

Principal Lee Weppler, Brooke High School

The North Wheeling Community Youth Center has helped 5 schools today, but they don’t stop there. The center says other schools in the region could also benefit.

The North Wheeling Community Youth Center also provides information to help students get free internet access at low cost for one year.

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