Net Literacy’s Fishers Junior High chapter was honored by a visit from Congresswoman Brooks (Indiana’s 5th Congressional District), and the 15 student volunteers that met her and talked with her were thrilled!
“I was so impressed when I learned about your leadership and what you were doing,” said Representative Brooks as she explained to the students why she felt what they were doing for the community is so important.
“You are the reason that I ran for office,” she said, talking to the middle school students. “Do well in school and keep growing and learning.” Representative Brooks explained that the digital skills that the students are learning will help them find jobs, and later help them create jobs.
The students showed Congresswoman Brooks how they refurbish computers. This year, 50 computers have been completed and 20 have been donated to the families of students that don’t have a computer at home and 6 have been donated to a local nonprofit so they can teach others computer and Internet skills. Additional computers will be donated to other families with students and to doctors that provide medical services in Haiti. The student volunteers also teach younger teens online safety skills.
After explaining how their chapter was impacting the community, the students asked Representative Brooks if she would consider joining the Net Literacy Honorary Board.
When we asked her, she didn’t hesitate, she immediately say yes! That was really cool and we presented her a Fishers Junior High Net Literacy shirt and took a picture together.
As part of Net Literacy’s service to Hoosiers, more than 23,000 computers have been donated to almost 1000 nonprofits and to more than 13,000 families with students in more than 70 Hoosier counties. A video of Representative Brooks’ discussion with the students will be posted shortly.