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.


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.


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.


Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30 – 7 p.m.


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


For more information, please contact Aixa Pascual at 404-638-1823 or

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