April 22, 2014
High school improves education with technology
Destiny High School began eight years ago when a small group saw that education on the north side of Milwaukee did not encourage students to explore their purpose in life. David Beaver, now Destiny High School’s manager of business affairs and technology, was part of the group that was instrumental in establishing the school. Their mission has continued to empower students “to achieve their lifelong destiny by beginning with the end in mind.” For many students, Destiny High School is their last hope for education.
Destiny High School was funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation under the condition that the school would be technology based. There was a limited budget when the school began, yet they purposed to stimulate the students’ minds and make education more fun through technology.
Faced with huge technology demands on a limited budget, David Beaver turned to CCB for help. He said the school could not afford laptops when they began. “CCB was instrumental in helping us get to the place where we now have one laptop per two students,” David said. He looks forward to working with CCB to put one laptop in the hands of every student. “CCB has helped Destiny High School be the school that it is today.”
David relies on CCB as a trusted technology adviser who understands the school’s technology goals and keeps them up-to-date with the latest tools. “As we continue to grow,” he said, “I know CCB will continue to be a part of our school, our growth, and our success in making sure the inner city of Milwaukee is being educated.”