Ferguson Earn-a-Computer

The next Earn-a-Computer starts February 8th, 2017 from  * 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 fyi@fergusoncity.com or drop it off at the Ferguson Parks and Rec office.  Thanks!
Program runs for six consecutive Wednesdays!

Class is limited … so Apply Today!

13 comments on “Ferguson Earn-a-Computer
  1. Hey,

    My name is Abby. I am just learning about your program. Wanted to connect and build a relationship with your organization as Hands Up United builds out our tech initiative program. I am all about supporting others who are building tech programs to empower youth. I was a partner of Black Girls Code and worked as a founding team member of Qeyno Labs and YesWeCode. Let me know if you are available to connect and build 🙂


  2. Hello,

    Molly Brady referred me to your site because I was looking for a class on Wednesday for my Stephon Reed Jr. If You have any open slots for Wednesday, Please let me Know.


  3. I think I would be a good person for the Ferguson Youth Initiative because I would like this to be on my college record when i get older. Also I am a writer and I will like to use the computer so I can save all my storys on it. Thank you for taking your time out to read this you will not regret it at all. Thank you

  4. Hello my name is Christian Gray and i would like to lean how to use a computer and type faster.And do other things that i do not know to do.I want to be a computer specialist when i grow up.And want a computer because my mom do not have a lot of money and my mom have six kids. Thanks for this opportunity.

  5. I am trying to get the specifics and due date for the project due for earn a computer. My boys are in the class but i dont know the specifics on the project due. Thank you.

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