October 24, 2005
A group of local kids worked for nine months to earn their own computer.
26 kids graduated from Computers 4 Kids--concluding nine months of instruction. Each student is paired with a mentor who takes them from the basic functions of the computer--to website building. Organizers attribute the mentor--student relationship with the programs success.
"That mentoring relationship is really that adult that's really focused on you, cares only about you, is interested in you--that expands horizons dramatically," said Mark Giles President of the Board of Computers 4 Kids.
"It was just fun. You get to work with computers all the time. It prepares you for stuff you have to do since everything now is with computers," said Wheeler Young a 9th grader that just graduated from the program.
If you're interested in enrolling your child call 434-817-1121 for more information.