Geeks Empowering Extraordinary Kids

Geeks Empowering Extraordinary Kids (GEEK) is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing support for children with special needs. Based in the New Orleans area, GEEK is dedicated to providing primarily, but not exclusively, for educational assistive devices to Special Needs (Autism, Downs, etc) school classrooms. We are your friends, neighbors, husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, daughters, sons, mothers and fathers, all united and determined to make a difference! #WeAreGEEK

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Category: Education
Parish: Jefferson
Our initial distribution came in August of 2015 when we were able to get a couple of iPads to the K-2 class at KIPP 15 Elementary School in New Orleans. At the time, their class of 8 students and 1 teacher and a couple of teaching assistants had no devices. The devices (which were matched by another source) gave them a 2:1 student to teacher ratio for their learning.

In May 2016 the 3rd-5th grade class at Martin Behrman Charter School in Algiers received 5 Chromebooks and a color LaserJet printer from us for their small classroom of extraordinary kids to assist their learning. Their classroom was functioning on a couple of very old and needing repair desktops and a black and white printer. The distribution we were able to make gave them the capability of a smaller ratio of students to device, as well as the ability to help their kids better learn colors via the learning materials they had to copy for the students.

In May 2017 we were able to deliver several iPad devices to the K-2 special needs class at Schneckenburger Elementary School in Kenner, LA, as well as the 6th-8th grade special needs class at J.D. Meisler Middle School in Metairie, LA. The Meisler distribution was for a larger iPad device to help with some of the kids who had sight difficulties. For the Schneckenburger distribution, they had no devices, so we again were able to step in and provide them with some, so they can have a better student to device learning ratio for the teacher and her assistants.