The group says as small as an $80 donation will pay for an Alhambra family’s Wi-Fi for the whole school year.
PHOENIX — Coronavirus is still making the return to the classroom a challenge for some Valley schools.
So when a small group of local teens found out some of those students couldn’t afford internet at home, they started working on a solution.
Neha Balamurugan, Tony and Lauren are the seniors behind the Break Digital Divide program. They’re raising money to help preschool through fourth grade families in the Alhambra Elementary School District pay for internet.
Mandi Bilyou, the associate superintendent for operations in the Alhambra Elementary School District, said a lot of their families struggle to pay for Wi-Fi.
“It’s definitely a hardship and a choice they have to make between taking care of their daily needs and/or purchasing internet,” Bilyou said.
The need in their school community was