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You can request a laptop for remote learning from One Simple Wish. Please note that you must currently be enrolled in school and have a contact name and phone number or email for a case worker who can verify your time in care.
Depending on where you live, you may have access to additional resources:
- If you live in California, are enrolled in school (middle school, high school, or college), and you are a current or former foster youth, iFoster may be able to help you with a smartphone, hotspot, or computer to access your classes. If you live outside of California, they may be able to help too.
- Check with your local and state educational systems to see what technology and internet access they are providing their students. Many school districts have begun distributing laptops (here are two examples in Tucson, AZ and Chicago, IL). For instance, the Mesa Public School District (the largest school district in Arizona) is purchasing laptops and internet for all K-6 students.
- For books and research material, the Public Books Database is collecting a list of research materials and books that are publicly available to access for free during the coronavirus as students can no longer access libraries.