Earn-a-Computer is coming to Ferguson .. starting Wednesday, May 7th * 5:30 pm – 7 pm & runs for six consecutive Wednesdays!
The St. Louis Byte Works Earn-a-Computer program aims to teach kids that they can set goals — and reach them. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to dream, and to follow those dreams, by challenging themselves, testing their abilities and reaching for more. During this free six-week program, kids attend a series of hands-on courses. The courses are designed for 4th-8th grade students. The following subjects are covered:
- Introduction to Computers
- Internet and Safety on the Internet
- Word Processing with OpenOffice Writer
- Creating Presentations with OpenOffice Impress
- Computer programming using MIT’s Scratch software
- Assembling the Computer and Connecting to the Internet
In order to complete the course and earn their free computer, kids must attend every class. Upon graduation they will receive:
- Computer, monitor and peripherals (keyboard, mouse)
- Audio speakers
- 4 GB flash drive
Of course, the technical training is just part of the St. Louis Byte Works experience. Along the way, children in the program learn to solve problems, both individually and as a group. They also learn the value of responsibility, making it to class every week and completing their work — all in pursuit of a shared goal. Please complete the form below if you are interested in participating. Email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the Ferguson Parks and Rec office. Thanks!
Program starts Wednesday, May 7th * 5:30 pm – 7 pm & runs for six consecutive Wednesdays!