ChromeBooks donated to area students

Published 8:10 am Friday, May 12, 2023

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The Franklinton Area Community Family Center donated 12 ChromeBooks.
Franklinton Area Family Community Center Owner/Director Violet Tate said she does a lot of work in the community and this came about because someone told AT&T about her.
“So AT&T donated us like 50 ChromeBooks, so I’ve been helping the nurseries, daycares, community and the children in need like in our community,” Tate said. “Most of them are receiving SNAP, so that’s the big qualification. So, we have been able to serve like six or seven areas to help them.”
The ChromeBooks will go to the Bogalusa youth in need.
Bogalusa Mayor Tyrin Truong said this is the type of cross collaboration needed across the parish.
“I think that’s how we’re going to improve our region,” Truong said. “I’m just excited that these students have the opportunity to succeed. People are here for their success so they can be competitive not only here in Bogalusa or Franklinton, but regionally and across the United States.”
Tate said they are a non-profit and focused on helping our youth.
“What we like to do is we like to build tomorrow for leaders for today,” Tate said. “We offer a number of programs at the center. We’re doing the STEM Program. We will also be doing a large mentorship, teaching the children how to swim, computer training, anger management, team sports, performing arts and just whatever our community finds a need for. We also are going to kick off a big Back to School Bash. But I wanted to help this area today to donate 12 ChromeBooks to Bogalusa.”

Family Community Center Director Violet Tate is pictured with one of the ChromeBooks