Recreation and community centers across Chattanooga will showcase free literacy software for all ages this Saturday, and all citizens are invited to come out.
Thirteen centers will be hosting open houses between 11 a.m. and noon, where hands-on demonstrations of the city's Lexia software will be offered.
The personalized online literacy program, which is being installed in 20 locations across the city, is being funded in part by $192,000 in Mayor Andy Berke's budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Before that, software was already being implemented in a handful of centers across the city.
By the end of the year, the city's Department of Youth and Family Development hopes to have the program installed on 75 computers in community centers. Each lab will offer at least five computers for public use of the program.
Along with demonstrations, Saturday's open house will offer additional information about after-school activities, which include use of the software.
Centers participating in the event are Avondale, Carver, Brainerd, East Chattanooga, Eastdale, East Lake, North Chattanooga, Hixson, Glenwood, Tyner, South Chattanooga, Washington Hills and Westside.
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