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Two Boston-area Geek Choice technicians have been volunteering their time with the Aquinnah Foundation, teaching computer skills to local high school students with various learning disabilities.

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The Aquinnah Foundation provides a unique, valuable service to young people with learning disabilities. Their teachers and staff are knowledgeable and fully committed to their work. They change lives and I am proud to be associated with them.

For the past three months, two Boston-area Geek Choice technicians have been volunteering their time with the Aquinnah Foundation, teaching computer skills to local high school students with various learning disabilities.

The technicians have been teaching the newly developed Advanced Computer Skills class at the Aquinnah Foundation after school program for high school students. The center offers two weekly afternoon classes tailored to teaching disabled high school students preparing for college and a career. A total of 24 local high school students participate in these classes, each of which is a semester in duration. Topics include typing speed, Excel, PowerPoint, PhotoShop and video editing.

The two classes are part of a pilot program and have received such an enthusiastic response that they will be renewed for next semester. To accommodate the large number of students and parents who have already expressed interest, the Aquinnah Foundation plans to double the number of classes to four.

Alexis Terra, Executive Director of the Aquinnah Foundation, praised Geek Choice for its generous contributions. "Not only do they provide certified technicians to mentor our students, they also donated ten lightly used computers from their office and helped us develop the Advanced Computer Skills curriculum. Geek Choice made this happen."

Ken Barwick, Director of Education and Training at Geek Choice, commented that "The Aquinnah Foundation provides a unique, valuable service to young people with learning disabilities. Their teachers and staff are knowledgeable and fully committed to their work. They change lives and I am proud to be associated with them."

About the Aquinnah Foundation
The Aquinnah Foundation is a non-profit company created in 2000 and based in the heart of Boston. The center offers after school and weekend classes along with one on one tutoring for Boston-area grade school and high school students who have been diagnosed with or suspect they may have a learning disability. Because of the generous support of its loyal donors and volunteers, the Aquinnah Foundation is able to offer all of its services on a sliding scale, with several full scholarships available each semester.

About Geek Choice
Geek Choice is a premium provider of on-site computer service. Also based in the heart of Boston since 1996, they provide on-site computer repair, upgrades, installations and tutoring. They have a loyal client base of 60,000 and are a well-known, well-respected presence in their Beacon Hill community.

Contact:
Andrew Lewis, Director of Public Relations, Geek Choice (617) 778-2302
Mark Hunter, Community Outreach Director, Aquinnah Foundation (617) 263-0007

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