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Students looking to create Wifi space for classmates

One student says she thinks this wifi map could help other students get their homework done on time

Posted: Aug. 13, 2018 10:33 PM
Updated: Aug. 13, 2018 10:34 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- An idea being implemented in our area is aiming to help local students in need find free wi-fi in local restaurants and shops. For the last three years, the Rochester-Olmsted youth commission has taken four students to Washington DC for the National League of Cities Congressional conference.
Students there got the idea to create a wi-fi map for students.
It's called the homework gap map .
The Youth Commission is in the preliminary stages of developing the map and are currently searching for businesses to offer a free space and wifi for students.
Isabella Dunbar and Sandy Kumar are high school seniors and members of the Youth Commission.
She believes this map will help students complete their homework on time.
“A lot of homework now is using google classroom and is necessary to turn things in even before the next day and if you don’t have access to the internet it's almost automatically late,” said Dunbar.

Kumar wants to connect with you if you are a business looking to offer a space for students to use their wifi.

You can email Mary Gorfine, the Youth Commission adivsor. Her email gorfine.mary@co.olmsted.mn.us or Sandhya Kuma kumarsandhya@live.com 

They plan to create pamphlets of the map to hand out in schools and other locations. 

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