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..........
2015. Dwight's Computers for Kids' 18th
We've had eightteen years of helping to impact kids and thus their
development and and their education. We did this by simply giving
them their very own computer. There is nothing more satisfying
than helping kids, our kids, the ones that abound in communities
all over our country.
Our qualification requirements, for kids to receive a computer,
HAS CHANGED. Now its a little more inclusive. To our only requirement,'No
computer in a home with a kid in it' we are adding "In homes
with three or more kids and only one computer". So our eligibility
requirements now includes, "homes that may have a computer
in them but also has 3 or more kids." And in some instances
we will also provide a computer to senior citizens who are living
without access to the internet because they lack a computer..Helping
senior citizens in our community is very satisfying too. They
are just kids who got old.
As before, sincere thanks to our partners and all of the wonderful
people and organizations who help us put computers in front of
kids in South Florida. With your help, thousands of those kids
are now demonstrating they can become better students with a computer
In 2010 our volunteer partner, fraternity Delta Epsilon Psi at
the University of Miami, began a program to deliver 50 computers
to kids in Haiti from our Dwight's Computers for Kids program.
This program was interrupted by the earthquate and was then completed
in 2011, after power was restored. In 2011 Delta Epsilon Psi continued
their program and 50 computers were delivered to Haiti to our
program, giving kids without commputers their own computer.. Simple
enough. We could not have done any of that without you and the
help we received from the University of Miami.
And last year, 2014, we found some more
seniors (older kids) in Public Housing without adequate equipment
to keep up in the tech world. So we helped. They now have a conputer
labs. Thanks to all.
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 continue to suggest to every thinking person
in our country,
" IN ALL SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY,GIVE EVERY KID A
TABLET OR AN 'IPAD' LIKE DEVICE." MAKE SOFTWARE GAMES
IN MATH, OR SCIENCE, OR ENGLISH, ETC. KIDS KNOW HOW THE GAMES
WORK, 'GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL' !!! 'LEARNING'GAMES IN ENGLISH,
MATH OR SCIENCE ETC.
(OUR SUGGESTION FOR THE 'HOW TO PAY FOR IT' PROBLEM, : LOAD REGULAR
SCHOOL BOOKS TO THE TABLETS AND THEN USE THE MONEY SAVED TO PAY
FOR THE TABLETS.) THE GADGETS AND THE SOFTWARE TOGETHER, THEIR
COST IS LESS THAN THE COST OF THE BOOKS.
*To see how 50 computers were shipped to
Haiti in June 2011; (Click HERE.)
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
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 Taylor,
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