Computer Literacy and Technology Program
STAC will promote knowledge and use of information technology among underprivileged youths in the Alief-Houston community. The overall goal is to empower at-risk youths with computer and IT literacy.
The program targets at-risk youths, between the ages of 12-17 and from low-income families to the uses of the computer and to achieve computer literacy. Youths will meet in small groups once a week for each cycle, or ten sessions. Each ten-week cycle will consist of two 2-hour session per week. We will use professional resources from schools, commercial firms, and industry thought leader to assist the youths in learning how to operate computers, focusing on the creation of written documents and Internet activities. Additionally we will assist youths in the creation of PowerPoint decks, excel spreadsheets, newsletters, and other publications that is useful in enhancing the literacy levels of our youths.
The following courses will be offered as part of STAC’s Computer Literacy and College Prep Program:
The Shepherds Tabernacle Church’s College Preparation program provides college-planning and financial aid information to the Alief area youths due to its college participation rates. The goal is to raise the achievement of low-income and first-generation K-12 students and provide them with the opportunity to attend higher education. The program will also work with students to develop and maintain the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to successfully pursue and complete a postsecondary education. Services offered through this program will be:
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