Computer Mentors has developed a program to teach young people essential computer skills, relating to both hardware and software. The program is based on a hands on, self paced approach which offers mastery of critical skills on a individual basis.
All of our programs are designed around a hands on curriculum with support of skilled professionals. The goal is to encourage youths to learn and enjoy technology and to foster an employable skill set that will see them off to a good start in their future endeavors.
|STEM Corps High School Program
The Computer Mentors Group STEM Corps High School Program is a program features youth performing service for the community through technology service-learning projects. The youth are mentored by Information Technology professionals and perform these service projects for non-profit organizations. This program is intended to assist at-risk students to start careers in Information Technology.
If you are interested in mentoring or submitting a project, please contact the program Manager.
STEM Corps High School Summer Program
Sponsored by a Children’s Board grant entitled “Youth Involved in the Community” we will host a condensed version of the STEM Corps High School Program. The program will run from June 17 through July 12, 2013 and will operate 4 days per week. Applicants must be rising seniors, juniors, sophomores, or freshmen in high school and not already 18 years of age. Applicants must also reside in either zip code 33605 or 33610. For more information please click on information sheet below or contact Director Ralph Smith via email at YouthInCommunity@ComputerMentors.org.
|Information Technology Forward Civic Justice Corps
This is our newest at CMG and is funded by a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Labor. It is a program targeting former youth offenders between the ages of 18 and 24 that have been involved in the Juvenile Justice system within the past 12 months. Corps Members will have the opportunity to earn their GED while completing training and certification in IC3, A+, and or Computer Technician.
Corps Members earn stipends which are tied to rigorous participation in the program. After completing a 32 hour a week, 8-month course, Corps Members will also receive an educational stipend to continue their education at a Post-Secondary institution, and or an Internship in Information Technology related work, and or placement in a Technology Career Field.
We use our computer lab during the day to allow residents to apply for public assistance though the Florida Department of Children and Families. Additionally we serve as a community Internet access facility.
Youth Entrepreneurship Program
Youth will be invited to learn to bring sustainable solutions to market, and solve community problems, generate a business model and apply the scientific method to launch a startup venture. This is a project based program that exposes youth to business concepts framed in attainable steps they can take to bring their big ideas to market. The best class ideas are awarded seed money to launch their idea.
Cost is free to high school students, ages 14-18 who live in zip codes 33605 or 33610
Contact Ralph Smith vie email at YouthEntrepreneurship@ComputerMentors.org to apply. Please click on enrollment form and information below.