Shorecrest Tech Recycling Drive to Fund Tech Incubator at Academy Prep
St. Petersburg, FL (January 9, 2017) – With the holidays behind us, many of last year’s tech toys lie unused as the latest, greatest models take center stage. But what to do with the technological remnants of yesteryear?
Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, FL has partnered with eSmart Recycling to be become a dedicated donation center. eSmart Recycling is a Tampa-based business that recycles all types of electronics, safely destroying hard drive data, and funding the creation of tech incubators in underserved communities.
While donations are ongoing throughout the calendar year, Shorecrest and eSmart are hosting a month-long drive for tech donations. The drive is sponsored by the Shorecrest Chapter of Interact, a student service club, and runs from January 4 through February 4. Donations can be dropped off at any Administrative Office as well as the Library at Shorecrest Preparatory School at 5101 1st St, NE in St. Petersburg.
The drive is a part of eSmart Recycling’s One Million Laptops Campaign. The technology recycled through any donations at the Shorecrest site will fund a tech incubator at Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburgn.
List of Accepted Items:
Telephones & Cell Phones
UPS Units and Batteries
Switches and Routers
About eSmart Recycling:
eSmart Recycling is the 2016 Sustainable Business Award Winner in the small business category. The company recycles computers and electronics to set up tech incubators for kids without access to technology all over the world. They provide certificates for secure data destruction of hard drives. To learn more visit www.esmartrecycling.com.
Founded in 1923, Shorecrest Preparatory School is a PK(3) through 12th grade coed, nonsectarian independent school located in St. Petersburg, FL. Shorecrest educates a diverse community of students to become lifelong learners in the pursuit of personal and academic excellence, physical well-being, creative achievement and the development of a commitment to social responsibility. Year after year, Shorecrest graduates achieve some of the best college placement in the Tampa Bay Area. Alumni leave Shorecrest as empathetic, independent thinkers who succeed at the university level, pursue their passions, and lead purposeful lives.
Known for its student-centered approach to teaching and learning, Shorecrest is continually on the leading edge of innovation in education. Shorecrest was the first school in Pinellas County to open a school Makerspace, a high and low-tech engineering and design studio for students of ages. In 2016 the school opened the Center for Medical Sciences applied-science track for high school students, won a grant from Steelcase Education for its interdisciplinary work in Middle School, and became an Apple Distinguished School. To learn more please visit www.shorecrest.org.