Helena Native youth receive laptops courtesy of AT&T, Helena Indian Alliance

AT&T with the help of the Helena Indian Alliance, the Montana Consortium for Urban Indian Health and the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce distributed laptop computers to 50 local students Wednesday.

More than 100 refurbished laptops will be given to students and families across Montana as part of AT&T’s goal to help bridge the digital divide, company officials said.

Fifty refurbished laptops were given Wednesday afternoon to Helena-area families. The giveaway at Centennial Park was sponsored by Helena Indian Alliance and AT&T.

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The laptops, funded by an AT&T donation, were refurbished by Los Angeles-based Human-I-T, a nonprofit that converts corporate e-waste into devices for those left on the wrong side of the digital divide.

The local recipients are clients of the Helena Indian Alliance, who receive a laptop and digital literacy resources “to help them fully participate in our digital world,” an AT&T news release states.

Nearly 50 refurbished laptops were given away Wednesday to Helena-area families. The giveaway was sponsored by the Helena Indian Alliance and

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