Youths will learn how to speed up computers, back up data, protect and remove spyware and avoid fatal viruses. The cutting-edge educational skills youths attain will provide them with a bridge to becoming productive and self-sufficient adults. Participating students who demonstrate sufficient interest and proficiency are mentored and trained to teach various segments of the course curriculum. As their confidence increases, IT Computer Wiz Kids’ interns are able to teach and serve as peer mentors to their fellow students, and contribute to the program’s growth. IT Computer Wiz Kids continues to attract adult IT professionals who demonstrate a passion to guide youth and young adults for careers in information technology.
If you are a parent, IT professional or are interested in encouraging young people to learn about computer and information technology, we invite you to join our team. You can help in many ways including donating money, joining our team of amazing volunteers and ambassadors, or by applying for our job openings to help guide young people along their career paths. We will acknowledge your support on our website, via social media, and in our seasonal newsletters. IT Computer Wiz Kids, Inc. was formed for the advancement of youth and young adults in information technology (IT) and computer learning for educational and charitable purposes. The mission of IT Computer Wiz Kids, Inc. is to give youth the confidence to pursue a career in Information Technology (IT) and the computer industry in a fun and exciting learning environment; and to promote job training and career preparation that will prepare youth for a successful transition to adulthood. The program’s focus is to serve underprivileged and at-risk youth who reside primarily in the greater Washington D.C. area. All activities are conducted around established school-year calendars with classes being held both during class time as well as afterschool and on weekends as well.