The Indiana Net Literacy Program has added a new component to its statewide goal of increasing computer availability and Internet literacy throughout Indiana.
Thanks to a new partnership with one of the state’s largest cable providers, Bright House Networks (BHN), Indiana Net Literacy Program plans to make an even bigger impact in central Indiana.
According to 17-year-old Daniel Kent, founder of Indiana Net Literacy Program, the partnership with Bright House Networks will help the organization achieve its mission of empowering youths to increase computer availability and Internet literacy throughout Indiana.
“There are numerous communities and people that we can help in the Bright House Networks footprint,” said Kent, who is a junior at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. “We want to focus our efforts on underserved youths, families, and seniors, and thanks to Bright House Networks, we will be able to do that more effectively.”
The Indiana Net Literacy Program relies on high school and middle school student volunteers to teach computer skills to senior citizens and to people who aren’t used to computers or the Internet. Additionally, the program offers outreach opportunities to educate elementary and middle school students and being safe when using the Internet. The program also wants to increase the number of computers or computer labs at independent living facilities, nonprofit organizations, and at Section 8 and HUD apartments.
“Bright House Networks is a company that strives to make a positive impact in our community,” said Buzz Nesbit, Indiana Division President of Bright House Networks. “Daniel Kent and the Indiana Net Literacy Program have made an improved difference on Hoosiers, and we’re proud to be theirpartner in growing this project.”
Founded in 2004, the Net Literacy Corporation is a 501(c)(3) “youth empowered” nonprofit organization with four programs: Senior Connects, Safe Connects, Computer Connects, and Youth Connects. During the last year, the organization provided nearly 11,000 Hoosiers with enhanced or new access to computers.
Bright House Networks of Indiana is one of Central Indiana’s leading cable providers. A privately held company, Bright House Networks is managed by Advance/Newhouse Communications. Bright House Networks Indiana division has over 120,000 customers in the old city limits of Indianapolis, as well as Carmel, Zionsville, Fortville, Avon, Pittsboro, Lizton and Marion, Indiana. The company has been serving the Indianapolis community for over 22 years and has more than 450 local employees.