until we think of learning as everyone's responsibility and a 24 hour, 365 day opportunity, we won't open the many learning and mentoring opportunities available to disadvantaged kids

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Comment by Daniel Bassill on July 1, 2007 at 7:07am
Alice, if programs are close enough to where kids live, and offer a safe enviornment, many kids will participate.

I offer programs in high poverty areas where many kids have too little adult or parent involvement, thus these programs are welcome by youth, parents and guardians.

As to access, much of my work focuses on volunteers and adults who do not live in poverty. Until these people are engaged, as resource providers, leaders, and organizers, there will be too few resources available to have many tech based programs in high poverty areas. Thus, if we increase what non poverty people do, we can increase tech access and opportunity for people in high poverty areas.
Comment by Alice Mercer on June 30, 2007 at 9:31am
Question, after dark (the post 5 p.m.) how are parents about having kids out?
Comment by Alice Mercer on June 28, 2007 at 12:23pm
I like the internet. Our local library system does online homework help, and I've done it myself. The greatest barrier seems to be lack of computer/internet access. I look forward to seeing more from you.

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