DIGITAL DIVIDE

1in5 Kids can't finish their homework

Some 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have a high-speed internet connection at home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data. New survey findings from the Center also show that some teens are more likely to face digital hurdles when trying to complete their homework.

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Connecting Kids

A cooperative effort to close the digital divide in Delaware!

Community Centers

The City of Wilmington is providing WiFi Hotspots for residents in need.

How to Contribute

Get involved by donating to the campaign or becoming a community partner!

How do I get Connected

Do you need assistance getting your kid either a computer or internet?
Kids need our help!

Home Internet Service

Qualified families will receive a router and high speed internet connection from WhyFly. There is no fee for the service through the end of 2020. months. A WhyFly technician will come to the home, install the connection and train the caretaker on how to use it. Technicians will wear protective masks and gloves and hand wipe all surfaces in accordance with CDC guidelines.

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How do I Contribute

Connect Kids Now is seeking donations from individuals, government grants and foundations. Individuals can donate by credit card by clicking the donate button.

WhyFly is donating $450 towards the cost of the free internet at homes. per year. Participating companies are also donating their services. Through a partnership with local company NERDiT, you may have seen them on ABC's Shark Tank, kids & families are able to receive free computers for a donation between $135 - $325 depending on speed & educational requirements. Donations are processed through the Delaware Gives platform, a fundraising and event registration platform operated by Spur Impact Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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Community WiFi

WhyFly is working with the City of Wilmington to create WiFi hotspots in the parking lots of businesses and organizations through it the city. Students will be driven or walk to participating locations and gather in the parking lot. Student will remain in their cars to connect to their schools.

If they walk they will maintain social distancing. The WiFi will be available from 10am to 2pm , 7 days a week. Students will be instructed to remain in their cars and or six-feet away from each other. Each location will be monitored. If an issue arises with social distancing requirements, students who don’t follow guidelines will be instructed to go home. Initial locations are the parking lots of the 76ersFieldhouse, Wilmington PAL, William Hicks Anderson Community Center, Kingswood Community Center and Teen Warehouse.

How do I get

My Kid Connected?

We are accepting requests for students who attend elementary or secondary school in the City of Wilmington. Priority will be given to the those students who do not have transportation to one of the 15 WiFi hotspots around the city. Interested parents should contact their school and ask their school to send and an email to help@ConnectKidsNow.org. with the the parent or caretakers name, address, phone number and email address. Once the request is approved the parent or caretaker will be notified and an appointment scheduled for installation.

Does your child

Need A Computer?

We are also accepting requests for students in the City of Wilmington to receive a laptop or desktop. Interested parents should contact their school to register. Or click the button below and provide the parent or caretakers name, address, phone number and email address. Once the request is approved the parent or caretaker will be notified and an appointment scheduled for installation. Device donations made possible by NERDiT NOW!

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How do I get

My Kid Connected?

We are accepting requests for students who attend elementary or secondary school in the City of Wilmington. Priority will be given to the those students who do not have transportation to one of the 15 WiFi hotspots around the city. Interested parents should contact their school and ask their school to send and an email to help@ConnectKidsNow.org. with the the parent or caretakers name, address, phone number and email address. Once the request is approved the parent or caretaker will be notified and an appointment scheduled for installation.

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