Build Your Own Computer Class

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County members will be able to expand their computer knowledge and competency by attending a "Build Your Own Computer" class. Members currently learn about internet safety, basic computer operating, and digital arts through our computer labs. Being able to introduce our girls to the fundamentals of how to build a computer and how all the components work, will help fully round out their knowledge. Members will learn how to install hardware and software into a computer that they will get to keep at the end of the class. The goal for the Build Your Own Computer class is to make technology more accessible to our female members. The class will give our girls the opportunity to learn how to set-up a computer, while their building their own computer that they will be able to take home with them. Learning skills that many adults don't know or understand, like installing software and increasing memory will be an amazing asset for our girls.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Kristin
Last Name: 
Schill
Title: 
Development Director
Location: 
2001 Taft St.
Madison, WI 53713
United States
Fax: 608-257-7570
Program Details
Year Established: 
1999
Affiliation: 
None
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Girls served annually: 
813
Boys served annually: 
987
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Director
Location: 
2001 Taft St.
United States
Fax: 5122321885
Slug: 
build-your-own-computer-class-2
Needed Resources/Activities
computer technology support
equipment donations
funding/sponsorship
girls interested in STEM
teaching or tutoring
volunteers
workshops/classes/training
Available Resources/Activities
computer access
equipment donations
evaluation/assessment services
funding/sponsorship
girls interested in STEM
internships
job shadowing
mentoring
professional development
teaching or tutoring
volunteers
workshops/classes/training
Populations Served
at-risk
diversity focus
elementary
high school
homeless
low income
middle/junior
Collaboration Interests
curriculum development
joint event planning
providing in-kind support
sharing resources
sponsorship
working with higher education
working with informal organizations
working with K-12 schools
working with similar organizations