Students at the Island School on Manhattan's Lower East Side go from being digital consumers to content creators at the middle school's tech café.
Students at the Island School on Manhattan's Lower East Side go from being digital consumers to content creators at the middle school's tech café.

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

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(CNN) – Middle school students at the tech café inside the Island School on New York’s Lower East Side have their laptops open.

They’re working on their next blog posts about current social issues under the guidance of their teacher, Lou Lahana.

He’s on a mission to help these kids go from being consumers of digital products to being content creators – to end ‘digital inequality.’

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