Empowering Students with Mobile Device Charging Stations

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DeForest Area School District adds four FUYL Towers to support an open learning environment

Administrators at DeForest Area School District in Wisconsin found themselves facing an interesting situation as they adjusted to students bringing their laptops, tablets and smartphones to school as part an informal BYOD initiative. District officials quickly realized that with students using devices all day, they needed a simple and safe way to store and charge the technology when it wasn’t in use.

“You don’t always think about charging as a problem until you see the things students do to charge their devices throughout the day,” said Kim Bannigan, a learning information systems coordinator at DeForest Area School District. “Kids were leaving devices wherever there was an open outlet. At one point, an outlet in the cafeteria was being used so frequently that it disrupted the lunch line.”

Students needed better access to secure, easy-to-mange charging stations for the devices that supported their learning, so the district turned to LocknCharge for assistance. (more…)

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Homeless Youth Get a Fresh Start with the Help of Technology

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Mobile device charging station part of a life-altering makeover at Covenant House shelter in Los Angeles

The homeless teens and young adults who come to Covenant House California are hoping for a fresh start in life. To help them gain independence and put them on a path to success, Covenant House gives them food, shelter, clothing, education, and emotional support. And thanks to a recent makeover by Oprah Winfrey, homeless youth served by the Los Angeles branch now have access to a state-of-the-art to keep their phones and other devices fully charged and secure so they can complete schoolwork, look for a job, or even just stay in touch with family and friends.

Covenant House California is a nonprofit youth homeless shelter that helps more than 1,800 homeless and trafficked youth per year between the ages of 18 and 24. In 2004, Oprah invited Alex Molina, who was living at Covenant House in Los Angeles at the time, on her show and gave her a college scholarship. Today, Molina works as a case manager for the shelter. During a recent email exchange, she mentioned to Oprah that the 21-year-old facility was beginning to show its age—and Oprah graciously offered to help. (more…)

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What Our Customers Say – Storage and Charging Stations

We often get comments sent through our social media and Twitter pages thanking us for making people’s lives easier.  But what exactly is it that makes our customers excited about our products? We thought we would share with you a few of the most common reasons for choosing LocknCharge!  (more…)

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