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Boys and Girls Club unveils video game to help kids learn

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A new video game is helping kids do better in school. 

The Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley has purchased a computer program that combines work with play.   

Children who visit the club after school will now have access to the learning tool.

This is how it works: kids read questions and they are rewarded for right answers with games in between. Wrong answers will delay them from getting to the action.   

But what do the kids think?

"Oh, they love it, because it's a video game on the back end of it," said Brian Fitzpatrick with the Boys and Girls Club. "So once they get through the school part of it, they get to play a little bit.  I am absolutely convinced that this program is going to be a major part of what we do for years to come."

This program is only available at the Boys and Girls Clubs. 

It was designed to address the needs of at-risk students and improve their performance in the classroom and on the CRCT. 

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