Supplement to “Turning Old Computers into Technology Teachers”
PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO ACQUIRE A COMPUTER
No Child Left Offline
The target audience is at-risk, 8th-grade students who qualify for the free-and-reduced lunch program in Kentucky. Go to the Web site above for more information and the online submission form, or call (877) 781-4320.
REACH Literacy & Technology Program
www.ovpirc.org (click on REACH Program)
The Ohio Valley Parent Information Resource Center provides support to parents, grandparents raising grandchildren, and educators in several north-central Kentucky counties. Families participating in the REACH program have the opportunity to earn a free, refurbished computer and training. For more information, go to the Web sites listed above or call (502) 647-3533.
McConnell Technology and Training Center
To find out how to receive a computer and training, contact Rene White, donations coordinator at McConnell Technology and Training Center, through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone (502) 638-4434, toll-free (888) 778-8786.
For more information or to obtain the online submission form, go to www.connectkentucky.org/projects/nclo/faq.htm or call ConnectKentucky toll-free at (877) 781-4320.
HOW TO DONATE YOUR OLD COMPUTER
There is an ongoing need for computer donations from businesses and individuals so that the PC Essentials program can continue to refurbish and redistribute computers back to communities across Kentucky. Contact Rene White, donations coordinator at McConnell Technology and Training Center, through e-mail at email@example.com
, or phone (502) 638-4434, toll-free (888) 778-8786.
What to donate
- Desktop or laptop computers of minimum Pentium II 350 class or better
- Monitors of minimum SVGA capability and minimum of 17-inch display area or larger
- Late-model color and/or laser jet printers
- MS Windows 98 or newer software licenses
What not to donate
- Any computers of less than Pentium II 350 class
- Monitors of less than SVGA capability
- Other electronics (i.e., dot matrix printers and copiers)
- Monitors of less than 17-inch display area
KEYWORD EXCLUSIVE: NO CHILD LEFT OFFLINE
For details on the state’s initiative to provide computers to underprivileged 8th-grade students in Kentucky, and information on how to donate your old computer, click here: No Child Left Offline
To read the Kentucky Living January 2006 feature that goes along with this supplement, click here: Turning Old Computers into Technology Teachers