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Free adult digital literacy classes scheduled across 26 counties

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (ACCG) – Connect Arkansas, a project of Arkansas Capital Corporation, today announced that more than 80 free adult digital literacy classes will be held at libraries across 26 Arkansas counties.

The Adult Digital Literacy Program provides digital literacy training on a wide range of computer and technology topics ranging from Internet safety and security to setting up an email address. In addition to answering questions about computers and the Internet, there are also specific courses offered such as "Setting up an Email Account," "Computer Basics," "Computer Basics 2," "How to Use Your Email Account Effectively," and "An Introduction to Tablet Computers."

Classes are currently scheduled for the following counties: Boone, Bradley, Chicot, Clark, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Desha, Faulkner, Grant, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marion, Miller, Monroe, Nevada, Newton, Pike, Poinsett, Pope, Searcy, and Woodruff.

For a complete schedule of Adult Digital Literacy classes, as well as to learn more about how to sign up for classes, http://www.connect-arkansas.org/programs/adult-digital-literacy-program.

Connect Arkansas received federal stimulus grants to increase Internet awareness, education and use in Arkansas. As part of that grant, Connect Arkansas launched the Adult Digital Literacy Program.

“The Internet has become an integral part of life, and Arkansans deserve every opportunity to participate,” said Sam Walls III, president of Connect Arkansas. “By educating the adults in our communities, we are setting them up to be able to communicate with and stay connected to their families, friends, healthcare professionals and communities more efficiently and effectively.”

Arkansas Capital Corporation Group (ACCG) is a privately held group dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans. ACCG and its affiliate companies empower entrepreneurs by providing capital to businesses through its capital availability products and advocating for entrepreneurs through capital, educational and technological improvements. ACCG serves as the platform from which new opportunities are launched and today includes eight affiliates including Arkansas Capital Corporation, Six Bridges Capital Corporation, Arkansas Capital Relending Corporation, Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation , Diamond State Ventures, Heartland Renaissance Fund, Connect Arkansas, and Pine State Capital. To learn more, visit arcapital.com.

Connect Arkansas, established in 2007, is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to increasing high-speed Internet subscription and improving and sustaining Internet adoption throughout Arkansas. The Connect Arkansas Broadband Act was signed into law by Gov. Mike Beebe on March 28, 2007, with the goal of improving personal lives and creating economic opportunity for Arkansans. ACT 604 of the 2007 Arkansas General Assembly states that Connect Arkansas’s mission is to “prepare the people and businesses of Arkansas to secure the economic, educational, health, social and other benefits available via broadband use.” Connect Arkansas seeks to advance that goal through community-based initiatives. To learn more, visit connect-arkansas.org.

(Source: Arkansas Capital Corporation Group)

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