The computer center is usually a given as far as where a lot of the kids go after school….and while they may like Gabe and the Guerilla Arts Program (they usually have to complete a 45 minute lesson before having access to the rec room), at the end of the day, it’s the computer they want, and the chance to gossip about their friends on Facebook.
So, what happens when the computers go down? It was like a ghost town – at least the day that I went there. Kids ran in, and ran right back out when Mr. Ira Brown, one of the site monitors, told them the computers were down.
There was one lone student on this day, who was interested in hanging around, so she decided to challenge site manager Jati Lindsey to a game of Connect 4. Yes, that old school game still exists, and she did know how to play. Guess who won?