Friday, April 06, 2007

Amazing Kids

Just a real quick post, a request from Jacob Komar, a Gifted Exchange reader who's been involved with Davidson Institute programs for years. When he was 9, he founded a non-profit called Computers for Communities that refurbishes used PCs and distributes them to people who might not otherwise have access to such technology. Now that he's 14, Computers for Communities has distributed over 1,000 computers. He's also taught a number of prison inmates how to do the refurbishing, thus giving them a skill that might be useful upon their release.

Anyway, Jacob has been selected as a Brick Award winner from the organization The website is asking visitors to vote on which project should receive an additional $15,000 in operational funds. There are a lot of deserving projects, but obviously Jacob would appreciate a boost in his category! If you have a Yahoo account, you can vote at this site, and if you don't have an account, you can create one fairly painlessly.

Voting, Jacob tells me, ends on Monday. I'll post how it all turns out.


Anonymous said...

So - how did it turn out?

Laura Vanderkam said...

Alas, Jacob was not one of the Golden Brick winners. But I think he still gets some recognition.