On Feb. 27, the Arkansas Users of Telecommunications and Information Systems (AUTIS) awarded $1,500 to the Connect Arkansas Computers 4 Kids program to aid with the cost of providing technology training classes and computers for students and families in Jacksonville.

The Computers 4 Kids program is committed to ensuring the availability of affordable technology opportunities for students and their families. Connect Arkansas has partnered with eSCO Process and Recycling, LLC to provide refurbished, Internet-ready computers to students who do not currently have computer access in their homes. Instructors provide computer training and assistance to children who must be current participants in the state free and reduced lunch program; and both students and parents must complete all training requirements in classes sponsored by Computers 4 Kids prior to receiving computers.

The Jacksonville Computers 4 Kids classes will be April 28-30 at the Jacksonville Middle School from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. with computers distribution on April 30, at 6:30 p.m. To register for the class, contact Lordis Goodnight at (501)-241-2138.