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DANVILLE START PROGRAM BENEFITS FROM THE “COMPUTER HEAD”

TECHNOLOGY DONATIONS

The Crescent Drive computer head Start Program receives refurbished computers donated through a Partnership of ConnectKentucky’s Computers 4 Kids Opportunity Work and Learning (OWL) and the Blue Grass Community Action Partnership

Danville, KY – This week, computers were given to the Crescent Drive computer program head Start in Danville as part of a kickoff for a partnership in technology donations.

Amy Collier, the site supervisor of the Small Green Computers Crescent Drive computer head start program, stated that teachers will have access to computers to help improve their students’ science and math skills.

ConnectKentucky and Opportunity for Work and Learning will coordinate the donation of refurbished computers for computer head Start programs in Anderson and Woodford, Woodford and Mercer counties over the next few weeks. The official partnership was launched at this week’s event. Pioneer Vocational Industrial Services, Danville, provided the refurbishing services for the computers that were donated.

JoAnn Travis, director for computer head Start in the six-county region said that it was wonderful to see all agencies work together to help the children with their technology needs. “We want to thank everyone who made the technology resources possible.”

Boyle County Judge-Executive Harold McKinney stated Tuesday that technology access was a given in the modern world and that he was pleased to see Boyle County agencies come together to help area children.

McKinney suggested even that old computers from the county could be donated to the refurbishing program.

The Kentucky Secretary of State donated the computers to ConnectKentucky’s Computers 4 Kids program.

Secretary Trey Grayson noted that “As our department continues to expand our digital capacity,” some of the equipment we used over the years will soon be obsolete. Although they are no longer needed, we are thrilled to use them to improve the lives of Kentucky’s most valuable resource — its children. Our office has always said technology helps us do more with less. We are humbled to share our technological reach with the C4K program, which will benefit the children of Kentucky.

ConnectKentucky’s C4K Program is an innovative program that brings together private and public partners to aid disadvantaged children and families in the information age. This is done by giving computers to disadvantaged people so they can access basic computing functions and have easy access to technological resources.

Rene True, ConnectKentucky’s executive director, stated that “ConnectKentucky’s Computers 4 Kids program was proud to be part of this partnership and to aid the Bluegrass Region’s computer head start programs.” “We are optimistic that technology will continue to expand in the region as the partnership continues receiving donations.”

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