wight Stephenson, HOF Miami Dolphan Center
Dwight Stephenson Foundation
Divide' is the distance between those who have computers and those
who do not"
"With tens of millions of usable computers
being discarded each year, there is no longer
reason for this to continue."
n .......Dwight Stephenson..........
2012. Dwight's Computers for Kids' 15th
FIFTEEN years of impacting kids development and education by simply
having them have a computer of their own.
The bigger question for our modus operendi is , "In homes
with three or more kids, does each kid have enough time to spend
with a home computer? So our eligbility requirements have changed,
'to homes that may have a computer but also have 3 kids or more
And, as before, sincere thanks to our partners and all of the
wonderful people and organizations who have helped us put computers
in front of kids in South Florida. With your help, thousands of
kids in low income families, are demonstrating they can become
better students with a computer at home.
In 2010 our partner, volunteer fraternity Delta Epsilon Psi at
the University of Miami, delivered more than 50 computers to kids
in Haiti from our Dwight's Computers for Kids program. In 2011
they continued tp support kids in Haiti. We could not have done
that without you and the help recieved from the University of
Miami. This year more help is designated for kids in Haiti.
Again last year, 2011, we found some seniors (older kids) in Public
Housing without adequate equipment to keep up in the tech world.
So we have scheduled more lab help for more buildings.
We continue to get thanks from recipients and their families.
These are meant equally to all of you who have been so generous.
What a wonderful way to help the kids of all ages in our community.
In that spirit we would like to suggest to every thinking person
in our country, a possibleSOLUTION to our
" GIVE EVERY KID AN 'IPAD' LIKE DEVICE. ALL KIDS IN ELEMENYERY
SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY?" MAKE SOFTWAREE IN MATH
OR SCIENCE ETC. CHALLENGING GAMES TO GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL', GAMES
IN MATH OR SCIENCE ETC.
WANT TO SEE KIDS LEARN FAST?
(TO PAY FOR IT, SUSPEND ALL CONSTRUCTION FOR THE PEROD OF TIME
NECSSARY TO BALANCE THE COST.
*To see how 50 computers were shipped
to Haiti in June 2010; (Click
February 11, 2006 Dwight joined a distinguished list of former Walter
Camp 'Man of the Year' recipients which includes former NFL standout players,
Roger Staubach, Gale Sayers, and Jim Kelly. The Walter Camp Award honors
an individual who has been closely associated with the game of football
as a player, coach or close attendant to the game. He must have contributed
to the public service for the benefit of the community, the country and
his fellow man. He must have an impeccable reputation for integrity and
must be dedicated
to our American Heritage and the philosophy of Walter Camp.
In 1985, during his
playing days, Dwight was honored and received
Man of the Year Award for his work in charity and reasons similar to the
Walter Camp Honor. (See Bio).
is dedicated to the elimination of the 'digital divide'.
(If you see a PC thats ready to retire,.....Remember
Dwight's kids, and what we desire.)
this century, having students in homes without a computing device
and an internet connection would be similar to sending some students
home in the 20th century without their textbooks, and then expecting
them to do as well in the classroom", ...Andrea Tayor, Pres.
Benton Foundation, at the National Press Club, 12/11/2002.
In April, 2002, we
delivered a computer to a pretty high school senior who already
had her college major and career mapped out. After