Camden County high school students get laptops while they study from home

Kimberly Adams
March 28, 2020 - 2:59 pm

CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Camden County high school students will stay connected at home since schools are closed, and it’s all coming together thanks to a huge gift from donors.

Camden Education Fund executive director Naeha Dean says the school district will distribute Dell computers to some 1,500 students from grades 9 through 12. 

“Our mission is to support schools across the city of Camden and we were looking to see how we could support schools in these unprecedented times,” she said.

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Dean says it only took a few weeks for this to come together, which came out to a total of $400,000. $200,000 came from the Camden Education Fund, which was matched by Campbell's Soup and Townsend Press.

Schools like Camden High School, Woodrow Wilson High School and at least four others can expect Dell computers, sending a message that Camden County schools are a top priority, especially now.

“Part of this, I think, is that we all will come out of this with a greater appreciation for teachers as we always should have had,” Dean added.

This story was edited to add a breakdown of the donation to schools.