Best Bridge Over The Digital Divide

The Computer Corp Program at American YouthWorks

American YouthWorks, the intrepid charter school that's proving alternative education isn't summed up in the Ten Commandments, continues to show us new ways to help kids care about learning. C-Corp teaches students how to rebuild and program computers, then sends them out to Eastside libraries and churches to train others. Students are paid a stipend and get to keep a computer in exchange for their work. It's education, financial aid, and community service in one clever stroke.

American Institute For Learning
204 E. Fourth, 512/472-3395

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