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Program Brings the World of Computers to Chavis Heights

Posted March 4, 1998

— Kids are certainly becoming more cyber-savvy. Many adults have asked their children for help with battling the computer. But, kids without computers in the house have been left behind on the information superhighway -- until now.

In a few years, UNC will require their students to have laptops when they enter the school. Many kids don't have access to computers at an early age. But, in Raleigh's Chavis Heights area, the kids now have that access.

With the click of a mouse, the children of Chavis Heights enter a whole new world of fun and education.

They're learning on computers, thanks to a new program. Kids between the ages of six and 12 can come and work on computers after school.

All of the kids who are involved in the program are from the Chavis Heights area. Some of them don't have computers in their own homes.

Shaw student Roshonda Lewis works with the students. She says having access to a computer at an early age keeps kids plugged in with the latest technology.

The computers won't just help them in school, but also in their futures, says program organizer Carletta Lawson.

The computer program started in January. Organizers say they hope to get more computers in the near future.

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