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Short Take: Group gives high-tech power to U.S. youth

A group of nonprofit organizations, corporations, and federal agencies has launched a multimillion-dollar initiative to help ensure that disadvantaged youth in America acquire skills and resources necessary to succeed in the digital age. The group, chaired by America Online CEO Steve Case, said in a statement that the new initiative, called PowerUp, will be based in schools and community centers around the country and will provide children with Internet access, technology, and personnel.

A group of nonprofit organizations, corporations, and federal agencies has launched a multimillion-dollar initiative to help ensure that disadvantaged youth in America acquire skills and resources necessary to succeed in the digital age. The group, chaired by America Online CEO Steve Case, said in a statement that the new initiative, called PowerUp, will be based in schools and community centers around the country and will provide children with Internet access, technology, and personnel.