Latin American Association gives out computers to middle school students in DeKalb County

Students participating in Latin American Association’s after-school youth program will receive netbooks,
Internet access

ATLANTA, Ga. (Oct. 23, 2012) — Forty-four students from DeKalb County’s Sequoyah Middle School participating in an after-school program offered by the Latin American Association (LAA) will be receiving netbooks and a year of free Internet access through a partnership between the LAA and Comcast.

WHO:

Forty-four sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from Sequoyah Middle School in DeKalb County, some parents and the principal, Brittany Cunningham, will be in attendance. The students participate in an after-school youth program sponsored by the LAA that provides tutoring, academic skills development, and college and career preparation. A total of 90 middle school students will receive the netbooks by the end of the school year.

WHAT:

The Latin American Association, the leading provider of services to the Latino community in Georgia, and Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest Internet service provider, are partnering to give netbooks and a year of free Internet access to the students. Comcast’s Internet Essentials is a comprehensive broadband adoption program that will distribute computers to 41,000 low-income families. Some 5,550 students from the Atlanta area in 28 school districts will be receiving the computers.

WHEN:

Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

WHERE:

Sequoyah Middle School cafeteria and media center, 3456 Aztec Road, Doraville, GA 30340

CONTACT:

For more information, please contact Aixa Pascual at 404-638-1823 or apascual@thelaa.org

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