AUBURN, Maine — Immigrant students at Edward Little High School in Auburn received free Chromebooks Friday.
Stephen Whalen donated 20 of them. He is a member of the class of 1988 and is a managing partner at City Realty Group in Boston. He said he employs many immigrants at his company and is a passionate advocate for immigrants and all people from underserved communities.
"I really see the value in diversity. I really see the strength in diversity. I like embracing it. I feel like cultures and different viewpoints can teach you a lot," Whalen said.
Whalen said the school determines who gets a Chromebook.
He said it's now more important than ever for students to have them because of hybrid and virtual learning.