Rowan Camden Campus Donating Computers to City Schools

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Middle and high school-age students in the Creating Higher Aspirations and Motivation Program (CHAMP) at Rowan University?s Camden Campus and local volunteers from Camden and beyond are refurbishing d

Middle and high school-age students in the Creating Higher Aspirations and Motivation Program (CHAMP) at Rowan University?s Camden Campus and local volunteers from Camden and beyond are refurbishing donated used PCs and printers and contributing them to sites throughout the city.

To date, the students and volunteers in <+>Computers for Youth<+> have fixed or upgraded
50 computers to a minimum Pentium I level for Internet access. The computers have been networked in groups of five to 10 in nine locations in Camden, including churches and community groups, which are in turn making them available to the community.

<+>Computers for Youth<+> has received more than 100 used PCs - 486s or higher - and is currently putting them into shape in the basement of the Camden City Public Library. CHAMP students and community volunteers are providing the technical help three evenings each week and on Saturday. The United States Postal Service in Bellmawr, members of the Rowan community and individuals have donated computers.

Eric Clark, dean of the Rowan University Camden Campus, said he hopes the program will eventually be able to provide individual students in Camden with their own computers.

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