Thirty computers donated to families

Thirty Internet-ready computers have been donated to families who completed the Computers 4 Kids program at the Gould Community Resource Center, according to Connect Arkansas, a project of Arkansas Capital Corp.

Computers 4 Kids is a three-day digital literacy program that educates Arkansas children and families about the Internet and its relevancy in today’s society.

Leading the class was Zack Tucker, an instructor from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Gould Mayor Earnest Nash promoted the classes.

Connect Arkansas received federal stimulus grants to increase Internet awareness, education and use in Arkansas. As part of that grant, Connect Arkansas partnered with the University of Arkansas at Monticello to develop the Computers 4 Kids program and worked with computer distributors to provide refurbished, Internet-ready computers. Since the program’s inception, more than 1,300 families have received digital literacy training and free computers.