TODAY AT 10: The Kelly Clarkson Show to feature metro nonprofit helping to bridge digital divide

ATLANTA — A nonprofit that is working to bridge the digital divide in metro Atlanta is in the national spotlight this week.

Superstar singer and talk show host Kelly Clarkson will feature Atlanta-based Inspiredu on her Good Neighbor segment on her show Friday.

Born out of the pandemic, Richard Hicks said his organization Inspiredu is on a mission to make sure families don’t get left behind as technology becomes more and more important to our everyday lives.

Statistics show a third of Americans have little to no digital skills and in metro Atlanta, more than a million-and-a-half people live in what’s considered a tech desert without access to high-speed internet.

“This is where Inspiredu is here to meet the need. In 2023, we partnered with and provided over 5000 basic digital training hours,” Hicks told Channel 2′s Lori Wilson.

Training hours and even free laptops -- it’s that work that got the attention of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” and even earned Richard and Wilson a trip to New York to tell the world about Inspiredu.

You can see Inspiredu and Channel 2′s Lori Wilson on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” on Friday at 10 a.m. on WSB-TV for how we teamed up for a special surprise.

If you want more information about Inspiredu, CLICK HERE



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