RALEIGH, N.C. —  Spectrum's parent company, Charter Communications, and the Southeast Raleigh YMCA joined together in hosting a special community-focused event. 

Familes in attendance participated in an information program teaching important lessons about online safety and social media etiquette. 

There was also a panel discussion on closing the digital divide for under-served communities through the Spectrum Internet Assit program, which helps low-income families get broadband internet service. 

The event was tailored to all age groups and included local elementary schools and their parents. 

Raleigh City Council Mayor Pro Tem Corey Branch said events like this help the community as a whole. 

"It's amazing. It's so important. Right now we have our young people and our kids that gives them the opportunity to uplift themselves. And then when you talk about young adults and economic development and growing financially, it's a way to close the gap in so many ways," Branch said. 

With the help of N.C. Sen. Dan Blue, leaders from Southeast Raleigh YMCA and Southeast Raleigh Promise, Charter provided free laptops for the families who were invited to attend the event. In addition, a take-home dinner was given out to families, thanks to the assistance of local organizations.