Notebooks for Students was formed in 1998 by college students and faculty of California State University, Northridge. This was a beginning over two decades ago serving only college students. NFS presently serves small independent public school districts, private and charter schools, Homeschool families and individual students located in all 50 states.
The Program Mission Statement and Operating Principles:
- To decrease educational technology costs as much as possible over a four-year period of use. This is achieved by offering the highest quality business class laptops and a free four-year warranty.
- To create a program simply to break even after each school year. NFS does not generate profit at the student's expense and is incorporated as a nonprofit. We do not exist to enrich stock holders or a private owner. We are here to achieve our mission statement.
- NFS is a fee based nonprofit. Our organization does not solicit for donations , contributions or government grants. Being fee based allows NFS to purchase the high quality units necessary to achieve our mission statement. Donated units would never hold up under four years of use.
- NFS has demonstrated what can be archived by the private sector without seeking donations or government funding and by not utilizing a profit motive.
Tooting our Horn
One service, which exemplifies our mission, is NFS’ free 4-year warranty. The only such warranty in the United States. Under this warranty NFS has completed 2,269 hardware repairs, conducted over 2,900 remote service sessions, and distributed over 1,760 replacement batteries and charging cords. This equates to a savings of $502,000.00 in computer service costs for our customers.
The NFS Governing Board
Founder and Board member David Puzo on the way to one final climb on Cerro Torre.
Our motto has always been "We succeed when you succeed."
NFS is one of very few nonprofits in the US to achieve AEP Partner status.