Young graduates of the Port Washington Parent Resource Center's Outreach Program will be given what many can only dream of — free computers.
Through a generous donation by Comp4Kids, computers will be distributed to 15 Outreach students, all less than 4 years old, who will complete the Stepping Stones Class in June. The class provides early childhood educational experiences to low-income families in Port Washington.
According to the PRC, the Outreach Program prepares the kids for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten by providing a structured class.
The 15 graduates of the
Stepping Stones class will attend pre-kindergarten in Port Washington in September of 2014, according to the PRC.
Since English is a second language for most of the families in the program, the PRC says it is important for them to become familiar with computers early on.
“Distributing these computers to children who will graduate the Stepping Stones class in June is extremely important,” said Rhina Arevalo, outreach coordinator for the PRC. "It is important for Outreach families to have access to computers in order to check the school website, check email and learn about computers in preparation for elementary school."
The value of the donated computers is $1,500, according to the PRC.
The not-for-profit Comp4Kids organization collects and refurbishes used computer equipment for distribution to low income families across Long Island, and the tri-state area.