Every Graduating Senior from YES to Receive a Free Laptop Computer
HOUSTON, TX - May 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The seniors at YES College Preparatory Schools recently found out that they will be receiving a very valuable graduation present from an unexpected source. All 50 graduating YES seniors are receiving a free wireless enabled laptop computer, courtesy of Instant Laptop Rental. A wholly owned business of ScreenTek, Instant Laptop Rental, has donated computer equipment and services to ensure that each YES senior will have the resources necessary to be successful in the collegiate environment.
Most educators agree that a laptop has become a necessary resource for the college student, however, the majority of YES students come from families whose income makes owning a laptop more of a luxury than a necessity. Following the announcement, YES's valedictorian, Fidel Rubio, expressed his excitement over the news, "I was thrilled when I heard that we were all getting laptops. My family has been saving for a computer for the past two years - now I can use that money for other college expenses."
YES founder, Chris Barbic echoed Fidel's excitement, "At YES, we work hard to ensure that our students have the skills and experiences necessary to succeed in college. We are thrilled to be able to take this a step further and partner with an organization that will provide them with yet another tool to make their transition to college that much smoother."
Instant Laptop Rental's commitment goes beyond just providing the computer. All notebooks will be supported and maintained by Instant Laptop Rental through their Platinum Maintenance Plan. Additionally, ScreenTek will provide technical support for YES Prep's IT department in the area of computer procurement and network management issues.
"We are extremely impressed with the mission of YES College Preparatory Schools and feel that providing these well-deserving students with a technology advantage is important to our company and our community," said Fred Pounds, CEO, ScreenTek. "We look forward to a long standing partnership that will continue to contribute to the success of YES's program and the specific success of its graduating seniors."
Instant Laptop Rental support the YES mission by hiring two student interns this summer and providing a $1000 scholarship for a student who best demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit and strong leadership skills. The interns will work in ScreenTek's Houston office this summer and will rotate through the various areas of the company to gain valuable business experience.
About Instant Laptop Rental and ScreenTek
Instant Laptop Rental is the first company specializing exclusively in short-term laptop rental services. Instant Laptop Rental, a wholly-owned business unit of ScreenTek, provides laptop rental services across the United States and provides rental packages that cater to various customer needs, from the college student to the business executive. . For more information, go to www.instantlaptoprental.com.
ScreenTek is the largest global LCD procurement company for notebook computers. Founded in June 2001 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, ScreenTek's unique notebook screen services address a worldwide $2 billion annual cost savings opportunity caused by damaged notebook screens. With a website that has been translated to more than ten languages, ScreenTek's knowledgeable sales team caters to customers from around the world. For more information, go to http://www.screentekinc.com.
About YES College Preparatory Schools
Founded in 1998, YES is a free, open-enrollment public school that prepares low-income minority students for collegiate success. YES's rigorous grade 6-12 academic model includes a longer school day and a mandatory Saturday school and summer school program. In addition, the school's charter mandates that students must be accepted to a four-year college in order to receive their high school diploma.
There are currently four YES campuses in the greater Houston area. YES has a proven track record of success:
* 100% of the graduating seniors (five classes) have been accepted to a four-year college or university
* YES seniors have been accepted to 170 schools nationwide, including Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown, Yale, Penn, Stanford, Texas A&M University, University of Texas-Austin, and 25 other Texas schools
* YES graduates have received over $10 million in scholarships and financial aid
* 85% of the students are first-generation college-bound
* Newsweek ranked YES one of the top 100 public high schools in the nation. This annual list represents the top 1% of all public schools nationwide and YES was the only school in Houston to be included on the list
For more information. go to http://www.yesprep.org.
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