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ERIC Number: EJ922299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
It's a Family Affair
Demski, Jennifer
T.H.E. Journal, v38 n3 p22-24, 26 Mar 2011
In this article, the author features Computers for Youth (CFY), a nonprofit organization that provides computers, software, and training to sixth-grade students and their families at low-income schools. Founded in 1999, Computers for Youth works with low-income schools to put computers in the homes of sixth-grade students and bring parents into the learning mission. The organization also provides free bilingual, 24-hour tech support to participating families nationwide. The CFY program is open to schools where 75 percent or more of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Eligible schools must complete a rigorous application process, and, if selected, the school pays a fee that covers 15 percent of CFY's expenditures--the costs that come with supplying computers and training to the school's participating sixth-grade students and their families, and providing professional development to the school's teachers and administrators. Although budgets are tightening across the country, the fee has yet to deter eligible schools from applying for the program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A