TECHdotMN Collaborates with PPL to Provide Laptops, Internet and Tech Training to Underserved Youth

by The TECHdotMN Team


Project for Pride in Living

Consistent with our commitment to donate 51% of gross revenues to charity, we’re pleased to announce ‘Teen Connect’ officially commenced last week in Minneapolis at Project for Pride in Living (PPL) headquarters when three beneficiaries became first-time computer owners.

Through this pilot program, the youth received modern hardware devices with unlimited 3G data plans courtesy of TECHdotMN and enrolled in a custom technology training program designed by PPL to help them make the most of their new tools. Thanks to TECHdotMN sponsors, contributors and readers for helping to make this a reality!
Drop us a line if you want to get involved :)

Teen Connect

18 year old Fardowsa is a senior at Roosevelt High.

“Computers are now part of everyday life and this computer provides me with the chance to improve my English skills and my studies to help reach the goal of attending college.”

Teen Connect

14 year old Jose is an eighth grader at Anwatin Middle School.

“I plan to use the computer to do homework and listen to music.  This will help prepare me for college where I aspire to be an airplane engineer.”

Teen Connect

15 year old Ismail is in the 9th grade at Ubah Medical Academy.

“Having this computer will make it easier for me to prepare my essays and keep them with me at all times.”


  • Tristan

    Wow. Great to see this. Proud to be a contributor.

    • Jeff Pesek

      We're proud to have you Tristan, keep up the great work!

  • Paul

    Very cool!

  • Ann Treacy

    What a nice project – and so much fun to hear what folks will be doing with the computers.

    • Jeff Pesek

      Thanks Ann, we'll be chronicling the results :)

  • Paul C. Ernst

    Great work! This looks like a good program – and one that could be supported by people and organizations at almost any financial level. Thanks for doing this!

  • Marti Nyman

    Awesome job guys!! Great example of doing the things that really do matter and do make a difference in people's lives!! Keep it up!

  • Justin Porter

    That's awesome. You guys are doing a great job in the community

  • Doug Ramler

    Neat program. Keep up the great work.

  • Fadumo94

    that is good for you ismail