A year and a half ago, we began working with Team4Tech on global immersive service projects. We were drawn to their program for two key reasons - one was the impact being made on the ground in the area of education, and the other was the leadership development component of the program for the participants.
We had a lot of success on these early projects, both in regard to the impact we made with the organizations for students on the ground, but also with our employees and their personal and professional growth. The Pure Good Foundation board was pleased with the results, but drove home another point - if we can do this around the world, what can we do domestically to help, utilizing this same model? Working with Team4Tech, we were able to scope out a project in rural Alaska, training teacher on utilizing edtech in their classroom in the rural interior of Alaska, as well as helping them solve some of the IT issues they needed assistance on.