Converge, July 1999, p. 36 SmartSchools/SMARTSCHOOLS.shtm

The Michigan State University College of Education and a group of Michigan school districts are working together to develop a network of sophisticated community learning centers across the state.

Called Kids Learning in Computer Klubhouses (KLICK), the project places community learning centers on the campuses of participating Michigan middle schools, giving at-risk students a safe place to go after school and on weekends. There, students have access to technology and are encouraged to engage in community service activities.

KLICK is funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which gave the consortium a two-year, $4 million grant.

Each clubhouse will be home to 24 computers, as well as digital cameras, scanners, and other equipment.