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Click here: Suburban Phoenix kids' club lines up digital pen pals

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PHOENIX -- Children from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale are getting an opportunity to engage and interact with students from around the world.

AHA!101 has partnered with the organization to launch a 21st century pen-pal program. The company has equipped children with tablets installed with the Woogi U program.

"The best part is that we get to talk with other kids from China and Canada," Miguel, 10, said. "We get to learn languages that we don't know and they get to learn languages they don't know."

Despite the easygoing social-media setting, the ultimate goal is to help the children dominate the English language while developing critical life skills, such as critical thinking, cultural understanding and teamwork.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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