Monday, January 25, 2010

Congrats, KidTech grads!

This weekend I attended the LA's BEST KidTech culmination ceremony at Harvard Elementary School in East Hollywood. Graduates of this 8-week technology program learned to type, navigate the Internet, and use word processing and other basic applications through fun activities. Students were very excited that at the end of the culmination ceremony they each received a free refurbished computer to take home!

The KidTech program is operated through the city's LA's BEST after-school enrichment program and is funded through a partnership of LA's BEST, former Mayor Richard Riordan, and The Riordan Foundation. Since it launched in Spring 2009, KidTech has served 500 students at 25 Los Angeles schools.