Gainesville, Fla. (WCJB) -- The young men of the Reichert house in Gainesville come to the after school program to learn how to find success and become a man. Coca-Cola Florida made a donation that is designed to help do just that.
Ten brand new HP laptops were gifted to the young men of the Reichert House. The donation is meant to support the program's mission to encourage young men to build a positive future.
Coca-Cola Florida has a partnership with the Reichert house and donated the laptops to promote youth development, mentorship and access to technology for people who wouldn't have the opportunity otherwise.
John Alexander, director of the Reichert House said, "I think the young men that attend this program knows that there's community partners such as Coke. Coke Florida coming in to offer support, makes them feel that they're a part and that somebody is actually contributing to their success. So I think there is a double fold meaning to what's happening today.
Alexander said the laptops also help the Reichert house diversify their services and give students a better chance to succeed in their everyday lives.
Student Latrell Oliver said, "We have fun, we spend time with each other, they teach us how to be a brotherhood, they help us graduate from high school, they help us get our diploma."
Oliver adds that this support can help him achieve his dream of becoming a police chief. The donation is a part of Coca-Cola Florida honoring black history month and supporting local communities.
The laptops will be used for school work, in the stem lab and in the TV production studio. Alexander adds that this investment in these young men will yield great results in the community and nation-wide.