SF International High - Chromebooks
Share this campaign to Facebook to help SF International High School get Chromebooks!
San Francisco International High School is one of 9 schools using GoFundMe to help provide Chromebooks for their students as a part of the GoFundMe Chromebook Challenge. Until March 22nd, we are competing to see which school can get the most Facebook shares from this GoFundMe campaign.
- The school with the most Facebook shares will receive 100 Chromebooks.
- Every dollar donated to this campaign will be used to purchase Chromebooks. GoFundMe will match the first $5,000 donated to this campaign.
- Please help spread the word by sharing the campaign to Facebook or donating whatever you can!
San Francisco International High School might just be one of the most unique schools in the country. While other schools are diverse, SFIHS is made up entirely of recent immigrants to the US - a full 30% of our kids come here unaccompanied by family. 98% are eligible for free and reduced lunch. Approximately 35% come to us with interrupted formal education having been in refugee camps, detention centers, or coming from countries that were not able to offer regular schooling. The different life and educational experiences of our students makes us a uniquely heterogeneous school. We view the use of technology as an important way for our diverse students to learn to collaborate and prepare them for higher education.
Many of our students are supporting themselves and their families and work full time to be able to afford the high cost of living in San Francisco. Through this, we find that they remain a remarkably motivated and resilient group of young people.
“I don’t know about you, but I don’t think that at 15, I could have navigated detention facilities and shelters, enrolled in school, secured full time work, supported myself financially, and still shown up for my education everyday.” - Principal Julie
Our mission is to give our students a close-knit and supportive community where differences are cherished, and academic and college success is a given. The school was founded in 2009, and has significantly higher graduation and college going rates than English Learners in other places. Our students are strong, and are capable of the highest levels of academic success when given the support they need. This includes access to technology and Chromebooks!
Currently, our school has 1 computer lab with 30 computers, which holds our students back from collaborating on Google Docs and PowerPoints for projects. For example, when peer editing each other's personal statements for college, we ask them to read and comment on each other's work, but this cannot happen if there are not enough computers for students to use.
Having the Chromebooks would allow our students to have access to technology every day, not just when their teacher can reserve the lab. It would also give them enough time with technology to be prepared to collaborate in college and career.
While the school may be poor in resources, we are rich in language, culture, and love for our students. Please donate or share this GoFundMe campaign on Facebook to give our students access to Chromebooks so that they can achieve and learn more than ever before!
(Here is a link to our school’s website with more information on San Francisco International High School - https://international-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/