CTC Youth Program Building

Friends of Tyler School
VISTA Name: 
Emily Fain
Program Start: 
Program End: 
Project Description: 

I. Maintain, organize and continue to upgrade program site

II. Implement an after-school computer literacy program for students

III. Help plan and implement a summer six-week academic day camp: Camp Cool

IV. Train FOTS Teachers, Tutors and Parents To More effectively Use CTC Educational Software

V. Train parents of FOTS students and other adult family members

VI. Develop public and private sector resources that will enable the project to continue after the Members leave.

VII. Manage donations to and from FOTS and other organizations

Project Outcome: 

Thirteen computers donated last summer and fall are to be used to replace older equipment. As of early March, eight new computers had been placed in the CTC and work was almost completed on setting them up for class use. The remaining five will replace older computers in the secondary labs; this work will begin when the CTC work is completed. Work has begun on 10 computers in the new FOTS building. Five of the Win98 computers from the CTC replaced older computers in the secondary lab on the ground floor, which is used as a homework center after school.

The VISTA helped the Program Director develop a schedule of after-school classes for the first and second semesters of this school year. Software was widely used in teaching academic classes

Open Lab was available every afternoon during the first semester and was supervised by the VISTA. There were no Open Lab activities offered. A few students used this time to complete their homework assignments.

A volunteer continued her third year of teaching Lego Robotics. The fall group prepared for and competed in the Virginia Lego Robotics competition in November.

Training/orientation of tutors to FOTS educational software has been postponed. Tutors will be encouraged to use this system to check out software and use programs to supplement their tutoring sessions.

A large TV monitor was placed in a small classroom with a computer and is currently being used by one teacher to help teach her class using a software program.

New grant possibilities identified by CTCnet were sent to the FOTS fundraisers, Kelly Williams and Ann Womeldorf to research in further detail.

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