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Computers4Kids

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MENTORING @ C4K

Mentors are matched with a C4K member and together create tech-centric projects. Learning partners meet once per week for at least one hour for nine months to one year.

C4K provides ongoing training and resources to ensure mentors have the skills and resources to support their learning partner.

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

Learning partners have access to industry level hardware & software, video & audio suites, a makerspace, and an engineering lab.

Contact C4K to learn more!

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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

  • Mentoring
  • Photography
  • STEM
  • System Engineering
  • Music Arts
  • Mechanical Engineering

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour/week for 1 year
  • 1.5 hours/week for University students

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