PowerUP was created in November 1999 to provide a comprehensive package of computers, internet access, and trained supervision to underserved youth populations. Inspired by efforts to end the digital divide, PowerUP has scored substantial success in less than a year of existence and is well on its way to meeting the goals it announced when it began.

"We'll have more than 250 sites wired and staffed by the end of this year," said Rae Grad, chair of


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