Barrington Area Development Council Makes Donation to Ensure All Students in 220 Have Internet Access

BADC News , Barrington Area Council on Aging , Citizens for Conservation
December 21, 2016

The Barrington Area Development Council (BADC) presented the school board with a check for $20,000 to support of Project Horsepower at the Barrington CUSD 220 School Board meeting on December 20th, 2016.


Barrington 220 is the first public school system in the United States to launch a program like Project Horsepower. An initiative designed to provide students who qualify for the Federal free-and-reduced lunch program with free wireless Internet access at home, students are able to extend their education and learning beyond the end of the school day.

Approximately 200 families in Barrington 220 currently benefit from Project Horsepower. The BADC funding will help grow the program to benefit more families that qualify.
 



Project Horsepower 3.0 from Barrington 220 School District on Vimeo.
 

If you would like to donate to Project Horsepower click here

About Barrington Area Development Council
The Barrington Area Development Council (BADC) is a not-for-profit civic organization with a long history of sponsoring initiatives and organizations that have benefited the Barrington Area community, including CPR Training, the Bikeways Commission, the District 220 Caucus, Barrington Area Blood Drive, the Leadership Academy, and the Citizen of the Year Award.

In addition, BADC was the founding organization of the Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) in the 1970s, and a catalyst participating in the formation of renowned groups such as the Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA) and Citizens for Conservation (CFC). More recently, BADC has participated as a founding co-sponsor of H.E.R.E. in Barrington– the Mental Health Awareness Coalition of Teens, Parents, and Community Leaders in the Barrington Area.

BADC was founded in 1966.