Toyota gives laptops, $10,500 to academy

Georgetown: A group of young boys preparing for college got some help from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky.

The Georgetown plant on Monday presented $10,500 and 20 laptop computers to the Black Males Working, or BMW, academy, a collaborative program that works with Fayette County schools.

The computers will be used to support the pre-BMW (grades 2-3) and junior BMW (grades 4-5) programs.

More than 200 boys and young men from the Lexington area are enrolled in the BMW academy, which focuses on math, science and reading.

According to the program, participants tended to score better on standard achievement tests such as the ACT than the average Kentucky high school student.