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Foundation donates iPads to Catholic schools

Hundreds of students now have a chance to enhance their Catholic education with the addition of an iPad.

During the week of Jan. 19, the JDO Foundation, a Littleton based non-profit educational organization, visited three schools in the Archdiocese of Denver to provide 540 iPads: St. Rose of Lima Academy, Assumption School and Guardian Angels School.

The foundation was started in 2011 by former 25-year teacher Judy O’Connell Coon as a tribute to her father Richard K. O’Connell, a lifelong supporter of education. The foundation has also provided iPads to St. Francis de Sales School, Annunciation and Escuela de Guadalupe.

The goal of the foundation is to ensure that each child, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, has “1:1 iPad integration to use during their elementary and middle school educational experience.”

“The JDO Foundation is thrilled to be working with these wonderful schools and very deserving students and teachers,” according to a statement from the organization. “(We) truly believe that technology unlocks the doors of education.”

For more information, visit jdofoundation.org.

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