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Mitchell High School students get new computers

Mitchell High School students get new...

COLORADO SPRINGS - 100 lucky students at Mitchell High School received free computers on Monday.

The distribution is part of the Colorado Springs Promise Program, a partnership between Pikes Peak United Way, UCCS, District 11 and Mitchell High School.

The program is meant to inspire and equip low income students for a better future through education.

"Some students do not have computers at home aside from their phone. There are some students who are required, for example, to type an essay and they're trying to do it on their cell phone. So that makes it pretty difficult for them, so to have an actual computer at home will make a world of difference for all of them," said Amy Sanchez-Martinez, assistant principal of Mitchell High School.

The students were selected by staff members.

The donations were made possible by PCs for People and members of the local community.

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