Dr. Jim and Peggie Morrow learned in 2013 that there were over 2000 families in Forsyth County who did not have Internet in their homes. With so much of the schoolwork requiring online access, they decided to try to make a difference in the lives of those who did not have the privileges of others.
And now, in 2015, students are expected to study and complete assignments online whenever there is an inclement weather day. Can you imagine what it would be to have no Internet access - even for one day?
Perhaps this video will help you understand the need better.
In 2013, The Morrow Community Foundation started a benefit to support the Forsyth County BYOT initiative. In it's first year, that effort supported students who did not have Internet service in their homes, and also helped schools improve their own technology infrastructure.
In its first two years, The Forsyth BYOT Benefit has donated over $80,000 to the Forsyth County Schools, placing Internet in over a hundred homes, providing devices to deserving students who were without, and improved the Media Centers in 23 schools.
In 2015, we have set our sights on a loftier goal and believe that the generous people and businesses of Forsyth County will again see their way to assist these students. We invite you to peruse our website, see what we have done, and decide how you’d like to be a part of this very important effort.
a charity of The Morrow Community Foundation
The Forsyth BYOT Benefit "it's fore the kids"