As a product of homeschooling, professional tennis player Coco Gauff knows how technology can enhance education. Gauff, who grew up in Delray Beach, recently teamed up with Microsoft to refurbish the main computer lab and enhance two additional labs at the Palm Beach County’s Achievement Centers for Children and Families (ACCF) with new computers.
“This community has given me a lot, so it’s definitely important to give back,” Gauff says.
At only 17 years old, Gauff is the youngest player ranked in the top 100 by the Women’s Tennis Association and recently lost in the quarterfinals of the French Open. Both her parents are from Delray Beach and she was homeschooled by her mother after moving back to the area when she was 7.
Gauff surprised the students with the donations and an online appearance due to COVID-19 protocols. The new devices will ensure the students have access to modern gadgets to aid their education.
“We are extremely thankful to have been chosen as the recipients for this collaboration,” says Stephanie Seibel, CEO of ACCF. “Our students were beyond excited to virtually meet Coco and have the opportunity to ask her questions and talk to her. The new computers and software will allow us to offer more assistance with homework help and even add a specialized program around coding camps for our Summer Camp program. We want to extend an enormous thank you to Coco and Microsoft for this generous contribution.”
For more information, visit AchievementcentersFL.org