Donation means it’s time to hit ‘print’ at Boys & Girls Club

12:00 pm | December 12, 2012

There is no shortage of activities at the Elizabethton/Carter County Boys & Girls Club.

Photo by Brandon Hicks
On Monday evening, Connected Tennessee’s State Operations Manager Alyson Ferine (left) brought three donated printers to the Elizabethton/Carter County Boys & Girls Club. Connected Tennessee partners with every Boys & Girls Club in Tennessee in an effort to bring chldren the most up-to-date technology.

Kids can stay active by playing physical games like basketball or ping pong. If they want to relax, they can have a seat and play a video game.

Don’t worry, parents, there’s a computer lab set up to help them with their homework.

And now, thanks to Connected Tennessee, they will have a little more help in that regard.

On Monday night, the non-profit donated three Lexmark printers to the Boys & Girls Club computer lab, much to the delight of the children present.

“They can help us with our homework,” said 9-year-old Arneta Trivett, a student at Happy Valley Elementary, “and they will help us get good grades.”

Connected Tennessee was established in 2007 with the intention of bringing broadband Internet and similar technologies to rural communities that did not have access to them. Its comptuers 4 Kids program, which was responsible for the donation, now serves all of Tennessee’s 76 Boys & Girls Club locations. In fact, some of the computers in the Elizabethton/Carter County club were provided by them as well.

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