A local organization is taking their after-school program to the next level.
Thanks to the Salvation Army Digital Program, the location in Torrance was selected to receive 20 new computers for students to use. The program started during the 2014-2015 school year at 20 Salvation Army after-school centers across the U.S.
With grant funding from Target, Salvation Army Torrance was able to purchase new computers, and the EverFi learning company offered students experience by giving them the two online programs called Vault and Ignition, which cater to each student’s level of learning.
Vault is a platform that teaches them about understanding money. Ignition teaches students about digital literacy and responsibility through modules and interactive games. Officials hope students will learn these concepts and apply them to their daily life.
The Salvation Army’s after-school program is open for enrollment. The new computers will help Salvation Army cater to more children, and it will now be able to serve up to 75 students.