Program pushes to get foster kids connected

A nationwide program is expanding to get foster kids in Contra Costa County who aren't online connected to the Internet.

May 14, 2012 6:11:57 PM PDT
A nationwide program is expanding to get foster kids in Contra Costa County who aren't online connected to the Internet.

The program allows low-income foster families to purchase computers at reduced prices. They can also get high-speed Internet for about $10 a month.

Bernard Naquin is an emancipated teen. He was given a free laptop as part of the kick-off.

"I really didn't have any computer access over the weekend, or at night if I had to stay up late to finish my homework. But now thanks to this laptop, I'm able to complete all my assignments," said Bernard Naquin, a foster care youth.

The program is focusing on Contra Costa County, but low income families all over the Bay Area are eligible.


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