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A.E.I.O.U. is a not-for-profit organization. The mission statement is to bridge the digital divide and to shrink the literacy gap the exists in low-income communities. This program provides children with several resources being computer literacy, phonics skills, early reading, and early reading strategies. This program will get children familiar with interacting with computer devices, i.e. keyboards, the mouse, and the monitor at an early stage in their educational careers. The goals that A.E.I.O.U. starts with are helping children realize their educational creativity, becoming self aware, to become self motivated, and to be organized and structured individuals; also guiding children to learn their strengths. Children should be motivated to explore and be allowed to dream and be challenged. The second goal is to help children realize their dreams and let them know they can be reached. We want to help children discover new things and to find out who they are.
A.E.I.O.U. located in the City of Chicago and will serve primarily Chicago residents but will go through out the State of Illinois if needed. Its clientd will consist primarily of low-income Chicago youth, many of whom oatherwise would not have access to no cost supplemental literacy education and computer training. Services will include the Organization's "Little Children Learning to Love Literacy" educational program, which will be introduced to daycare centers, Head Start programs, Preschools, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten children. The "Little Children Learning to Love Literacy"program has two components: literacy and computer skills. The literacy component will provide supplemental literacy education with a focus on reading and phonics. The computer skills component will introduce computer devices and introductory computer operation to provide participants with a basis for continued learning.