On Fri., Aug.8 Belmont hosted Computers 4 Kids, an event sponsored by Connected Tennessee. High school foster children from 13 counties in middle Tennessee were given brand new Dell laptop computers valuing more than $100,000.
The event was held in the Gordon E. Inman Center and featured remarks concerning Internet security and safety by Deborah Tate, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission.
Gov. Phil Bredesen was also in attendance and praised the initiative. “Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids program is impacting the lives of Tennessee children by placing technology in the hands of deserving young people who would not otherwise have this access,” said Bredesen.
According to its Web site, Connected Tennessee is a non-profit organization that develops and implements effective strategies for technology deployment, use and literacy in Tennessee. For more information, visit www.connectedtennessee.org.