Area State Farm Agents Upgrade Technology For Youth

Santa Claus sent five good neighbors to the Española YMCA Teen Center this week who posed with presents that their donations purchased. Los Alamos State Farm Agent Lou Santoro, right, rallied other agents together to help the Center upgrade its technology. From left, Española agent Manuel Valdez; Taos agent Andrea Suazo, Santa Fe agent Garrett Seawright, State Farm Manager Ben Caton and Santoro. Together they donated and obtained matching gifts from the State Farm Foundation that totaled $17,500, which purchased five HP desktop computers; three iMacs, three iPads and two Apple Pencils and software. EYTC Director Ben Sandoval said students have moved from drawing on paper to creating electronic images and they felt greatly empowered by the upgraded software and systems. The Center serves more than 850 unduplicated youth each year. Courtesy/YMCA