(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- To cap off his “Reading for Life” campaign, Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr. will be holding a special event on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Throughout the month of September, Commissioner Bovo has visited several schools in his district and read to students as a way to promote literacy. For this event, the commissioner will focus on promoting computer literacy in partnership with COMCAST and Miami Dade College. The “Internet Essentials” program will be hosted at Miami Dade College’s Hialeah Campus, 1800 W. 49th Street, starting at 6 p.m.
Internet Essentials, developed by COMCAST, will provide families with children eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program with low-cost Internet service, affordable computers and digital literacy training. The residents participating will learn why the Internet is important, how it helps families, and how to protect themselves online.
“As children begin to read and explore information based on their studies in school, it’s inevitable that they will have to use the Internet,” said Commissioner Bovo. “Thanks to this program, children can learn that there are various ways to read and learn, all while learning how to stay safe online at the same time.”