ADVISORY, Jan. 10, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) --
What: Elisabeth Stock, President and Co-founder of Computers for Youth (CFY) will preside over the closing bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 4 p.m. ET Contacts: Debra Ondo Director of Communications Computers for Youth (CFY) 212.563.7300 x23; firstname.lastname@example.org NASDAQ MarketSite: Jolene Libretto; 646.441.5220; 347.219.9539 Jolene.Libretto@NASDAQ.com
The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.
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About Computers for Youth (CFY):
Computers for Youth (CFY), a non-profit organization launched in 1999, is the leader in improving the home learning environment of middle school children from low-income families. CFY selects public schools with high poverty statistics and then offers all the sixth graders and their parents a free computer-based home learning center, which they are taught to use at a Saturday Family Learning Workshop before taking it home. CFY targets sixth grade in order to intervene just as children's disengagement from family and school begins. The home learning centers come with Internet access, award-winning educational software, tailored web content, and ongoing tech support. CFY provides additional training to support parents as learning partners and help teachers strengthen the home-school connection. CFY's programs improve student engagement (two-thirds of children surveyed report working harder in school), student performance (three-quarters of children consistently report that having a home learning center helps them do better in school) and parental involvement (more than 90% of parents feel more confident in helping their children learn). CFY has also begun working on a broader scale to improve educational software for the home and influence education policy for both local and national audiences. In 2007 CFY will serve its 10,000th family.