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This project is being considered by the White House for inclusion in some of its local initiatives to reduce juvenile delinquency. CALS, the computer-assisted literacy project endorsed by Rotary, was used to supplement a number of Northern Virginia after-school programs in low income areas. The project was first inserted into a program which supported middle and high school students forced on suspension from their regular school programs. It was soon inserted into four Computer Learning Center Project sites, and it was also inserted into the Alternative House after school programs. CALS has the proven capacity to raise literacy levels of student and adult learners 6 grade levels on average. Within six months of starting students who were normally frustrated in traditional classroom settings learn reading and comprehension skills which make them competitive in most academic settings. CALS has also been proven to be very effective as a tool for learning English as a second language. Freddy Medina, site coordinator for the Culmore SOS site and also for Alternative House, has successfully shown this to be the case with local students.