Mentoring transforms lives. Did you know that 1 in 3 young people will grow up without a mentor?
We believe that all youth should have the 21st-century technology skills necessary to be competitive in college and future careers. C4K (Computers4Kids) is a grassroots mentoring nonprofit that began in 2001 as a response to the inequality of opportunity facing youth from low-income households in Charlottesville.
Over time, we have developed into a comprehensive technology and mentoring organization. We provide supportive mentoring, a creative out of school learning environment, access to industry-level technology, project-based learning and youth leadership opportunities. We have a comprehensive 1:1 and group mentoring program and a state-of-the-art maker space, featuring a video studio, audio studio, daily drop-in hours, and weekly skill-building workshops, all of which supports over 175 youth each year.
Youth make: rockets, websites, videos, music, 3D models, video games, animations, 3D models, VR and AR projects and much more! Additionally, we are creating an Engineering & Robotics Lab to offer more diverse and rigorous programming. Last year we offered youth over 100 days of workshops, camps, and field trips and over 10,880 hours of STEAM programming & mentoring.
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 in their own learning, and realize greater possibilities academically, professionally, and for their community.”
Computers4Kids: Powering Up Greater Possibilities.
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