Summer computer program helping students learn to read

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A summer program is helping kids improve their reading by giving them more time in front of the computer.

The Community Access to Technology program, or CAT, provides students a chance to use computer literacy software programs and read to volunteer tutors.

"Just to have someone sitting and listening to them read really makes a difference. You can see it. The kids are excited when they come in," says Francesca Anderson, literacy program director at Northwest Community Center.

The program revolves around community, from the donated computers to the centers scattered across the valley.

"It's a good sense of community. The tutors are building relationships with the students," Anderson says.

"I have a lot of confidence since I started this class," says 9-year-old Mary Schaelling.

Once summer ends, kids can attend CAT through after-school programs. And since these centers are open to everyone, their parents can come and get help in technology and literacy too.

CLICK HERE for more information on the CAT program.

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