Mentor in the Clubhouse @ C4K!

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Computers4Kids

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Join a unique community of young people and adults who create, invent, and explore together using the latest in technology. C4K provides ongoing training and resources to ensure you have the skills and resources to support C4K members.

Mentors help youth express themselves through technology with access to industry level hardware & software, video & audio suites, a makerspace, and an engineering lab.

Clubhouse mentors focus on developing relationships. Successful mentors understand the importance of establishing relationships based on respect and trust. Mentors are mutual learners; Clubhouse mentors sometimes lead, but they often follow, as they know it’s empowering for young people to teach others.

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About Computers4Kids

Location:

945 Second Street SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902, US

Mission Statement

We strive to improve low income youth's computer and learning skills through caring mentorship, structured training, a vibrant learning environment, and access to a computer at home. The program uses computers as a catalyst for youth to challenge themselves, become engaged in their own learning, and realize greater possibilities academically, professionally, and for their community.

Description

Computers4Kids (C4K) is about computers and so much more. C4K’s strives to empower low income youth by bringing together technology and imagination through supportive mentoring, youth-driven programming, and skill building for life success. We provide a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where local low-income middle and high school youth work with volunteer mentors and staff to build college and work readiness skills. At C4K young people explore their own ideas, build skills, and gain confidence in themselves through positive relationships, the mastery of technology, and the opportunity to get a free laptop with lifetime support. Membership is free to Charlottesville and Albemarle youth who are eligible for free or reduced price school lunch. In 16 years of serving over 1,400 youth, 97% have graduated from high school on time.

Benefits to youth include:

  • Daily opportunities for hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) activities.
  • Regular one-on-one and group mentoring to build skills and spark new interests for college and career success.
  • Access to resources through The Clubhouse Network, a program of the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

945 Second Street SECharlottesville, VA 22902

(38.0243,-78.48334)
 

SKILLS

  • Robotics
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour per week for one year.

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