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Digital Christmas comes to Boys & Girls Club
Children from the Boys & Girls Club who received a computer are joined by parents, Revo Communications employes and others who made the class possible.
Seven children from four families are now part of the digital world with computers in their home and wi-fi access to the internet.  The computers were made possible through the Cleveland County Technology Fund coordinated by Revo Communications and the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County. 
The youngsters are elementary, intermediate, and middle school students who participate in the after school program at the Club.  To qualify for the free computer program, the children and their parents attended a class taught by Brad Andrews, Turning Point Academy, to learn about computers. Officer Ed Padgett, Shelby Police Department, discussed internet safety issues with the group to make them aware of potential dangers.
As the children went through the training, the excitement of getting their own computer grew when the Revo employees brought the computers to class for the children and parents to set-up before taking them home. The children were dressed in their pajamas having just gotten out of school where they had special holiday programs.
Minutes after the students were told to set-up their computers by Andrews, the youngsters were showing their parents and grandparents how to access the different programs on the computers. 
“I am not a computer person.  But I want my grandchildren to have opportunities that I did not have.” commented one of the smiling grandparents as his granddaughter showed him how to open a file.
Joe Campbell, CEO Revo Communications shared, “We are excited about providing this opportunity to children in Cleveland County. Kids that do not have computer access at home are at a disadvantage in our digital world.”
“The Boys & Girls Club is excited about this program as it helps youngsters to continue to study at home and access school work that is on the internet.” explained Joshua Propst, executive director, Boys & Girls Club.
Revo helps to raise money for the Technology Fund each year through a raffle at the American Legion World Series.  They provide the prizes and coordinate the online purchase of chances to win prizes.
Provided by Jack Weller

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