The IT Club of Globe University (Minneapolis, MN) recently built and donated computers
to our new community partner, Avenues for Homeless Youth. Ten desktop computer systems were boxed and delivered to Avenues for Homeless Youth on May 14, 2012.
Avenues for Homeless Youth provides emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Through such service, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood.
Avenues for Homeless Youth will use the computers in their computer lab, so homeless students can have access to the internet in order to look for employment and permanent
housing. Mike Meyer, Marketing & Development Manager for Avenues for Homeless Youth, is also interested in student volunteers to help develop a network infrastructure and provide technical support. This will provide Globe University students access to building and maintaining a Linux-based networking system as part of their continued applied learning process. We are pleased to have established this connection and look forward to expanding our collaborative efforts, providing unique opportunities for both Globe University students and Twin Cities youth experiencing homelessness.