Kids Helping Kids

Michael Guggenheim is a kid hero. He set up a non-profit called SPLAT (Showing People Learning And Technology) to provide technology training to young children in a homeless shelter. He’s in sixth grade.

After having a laptop free him from the frustration of dysgraphia, he wanted to allow those without access to computers the opportunity to learn important life skills. He seeks donations of computers and software to help his work in a shelter in Los Angeles. He’s aiming to provide a free laptop to his students who leave the shelter after finding homes so they can continue their learning.

Here are a few links for you to learn more.

The Official SPLAT blog

LA Times Article

ABC News Article

It is such a great feeling when you see a child understanding the nature of heroism and helping others. Michael said in the ABC story, “It’s not all about me in this world, it’s really about all these other kids.”

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