Emmis/New York Helps Local Students
May 15, 2008 at 6:09 AM (PT)
EMMIS/NEW YORK has found a unique way to clear out the cluster's storage closet. EMMIS/NEW YORK is donating 100 used computers to "COMPUTERS FOR YOUTH," a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the home learning environment of low-income school children.
The organization takes donated computers, refurbishes them with educational software appropriate for middle school students, and puts them in the students' homes so that they and their families can learn together. Training is offered to the family on how to use the computer, with ongoing tech support and initial Internet access.
The computer donation is part of EMMIS/NEW YORK's green initiative, which includes on-air and web environmental specials, endorsements of local initiatives and personal testimonials, and staff participation in environmentally friendly initiatives. EMMIS' NEW YORK cluster includes Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97), Urban AC WKRKS (98.7 KISS) and Rock WRXP.