Laptops aren't just essential to graduates who are continuing their education after high school. Take Trinity, for example. After she graduates high school, Trinity plans to stick around Indianapolis and work. Like many of the graduates being honored next week, Trinity doesn't have access to a computer where she's living. As she becomes an independent adult, she'll rely on a laptop to research employment opportunities, update her resume, search for apartments, and access online banking.
Aside from these essential uses, having ownership of something new and something she wouldn't be able to purchase herself, will instill confidence that sets her up for success.
Too often, Outreach witnesses preventable barriers that keep students from succeeding, so for graduates like Trinity, a laptop is just as important for her as it is for students furthering their education.