Net Literacy’s Student Volunteers Are Empowered By Our Partnerships – Thank You Intel
Intel is a world class leader in innovation and has a “world class heart” promoting digital inclusion and digital literacy. Since 2007, Intel has helped Net Literacy provide computers to schools and youth-oriented nonprofits, impacting thousands of individuals. Intel has funded three 30 minute Internet safety awareness television programs that were created,scripted, and produced by Net Literacy student volunteers – they will be shown throughout the state on municipal Public Education, and Government Access Channels. Two of Intel’s leaders have jointed the Net Literacy Board of Directors – as Intel has support a youth-empowered digital inclusion nonprofit where 50% of the board is comprised of youths and students do all of the community service work! Intel is enabling Net Literacy’s student volunteers to reduce the digital divide where the digital divide is the greatest. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard issued a proclamation declaring March 11, 2009 as “Intel Day.” Congratulations! Thank you Intel for touching the lives of thousands of individuals and serving as a corporate role model to thousands of teens!
Intel is a company that takes its responsibility of being a good corporate citizen very seriously – and through their advocacy of increasing Internet safety awareness and their support of a program that encourages Net Literacy student volunteers to influence their classmates by getting the word out about Internet safety – the Intel Corporation is proving that once again, it’s a company with a social conscience. Additional information from Intel on Internet safety and awareness is at http://www.intel.com/education/newtotech/privacy.htm.
Net Literacy’s mission is to increase computer access, computer and Internet literacy, and Internet safety awareness while teaching our student volunteers life skills, job skills, and providing them an opportunity to give back to their communities. Intel is helping us achieve our mission is a very personal way, when two of Intel’s leaders joined the Net Literacy Board of Directors. Their mentoring, insights, and global perspective have materially impacted our organization’s ability to achieve our mission. Thank you Intel!
Intel also made it possible for Net Literacy student volunteers to repurpose computers that have been donated to schools and nonprofits. The schools have used the computers to build computer labs, place computers in the classrooms for students’ use during class, and enabled schools’ libraries to loan computers to families of students without a computer at their home.
Through Net Literacy’s Computer Connects program – students working at numerous high schools have repurposed over one thousand computers during the last twelve months because Intel was helping us make a difference.
THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS PROCLAIMS “INTEL DAY!”