Refurbished Computers Benefit Families, Highlight Students

By KRISTINA SCHNACK KOTLUS, Potomac Local

Elementary and high school students in Prince William County took a step toward “bridging the gap” in technology access through an innovative program that began locally.vSixty-two families gathered Thursday might at Forest Park High School in Woodbridge to receive their own computers from through the Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment, or Virginia STAR program.vThe program took its roots in 2001 when Forest Park High School opened and students began refurbishing computers as part of the school’s specialty program requirements. IT Coordinator Chuck Drake saw an opportunity to help students who wouldn’t otherwise have a computer.

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