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For immediate release: October 8, 2014
Contact: Kayla Leslie

NASCIO Members Raised the Bar at the 2014 Annual Conference

 

Raised $4,183 for the Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids

LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, October 8 — State and corporate members of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) raised funds for a local non-profit, Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids (C4K), while in Nashville for their 2014 Annual Conference.

"As a lead organization committed to excellence in the use of information technology, NASCIO's leadership and members recognize just how critical digital literacy and access to modern technology are for today's youth,” said Corey Johns, executive director, Connected Tennessee.
“We are honored by the generous support of NASCIO's Give Back campaign for our Computers 4 Kids (C4K) program. This donation will continue the program's impact on the lives of disadvantaged Tennessee youth by enabling critical access to today's technology and the opportunity for 21st century digital skills development."

The C4K program has helped to prepare Tennessee’s most vulnerable youth for success by providing them with access to technology that could otherwise prove beyond their reach. The program promotes economic, career, and educational development through the provision of computers and broadband Internet, technology and digital skills training, and community awareness building that highlights the benefits of technology adoption. Since 2008, over 5,000 computers have been donated to disadvantaged Tennessee youth and more than 90,000 annual digital literacy training hours have been logged.

Learn more about C4K at www.connectedtn.org/.  

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