Web kids – $2M donated for educational software

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Inner-City Games Program will use a gift of $2 million in educational software from a software company to provide computer skills to inner-city teens.

The contribution by Knowledge Adventure will enable about one million young people to learn computer skills ranging from basic keyboarding to Web-site construction and multimedia design at Computer Camp.

Praising Schwarzenegger’s programs, which aim to motivate inner-city kids to “exercise their bodies and their minds,” Knowledge Adventure CEO Hubert Joly announced the gift at the Florida Educational Technology Conference.

The software will be used to create as many as 75 Computer Camp Programs at middle schools and youth centers throughout the U.S.  Camp participants will learn academic skills along with computer skills over the summer and after school.

Knowledge Adventure, a multimedia educational software publisher, has supported Inner-City Games since 1998, when it backed Schwarzenegger’s first three Computer Camp programs.

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