San Diego Cyber-Y
In effort by the YMCA to set up Community Technology Centers (CTCs).
CTC Program Building
Goal 1: To help create and find sustainable solution for a new technology based afterschool program targeting youth in the community.
Goal 2: To help design and find funding for technology skills workshops aimed at adult community members
Goal 3: Help design a program evaluation system that accurately monitors the Cyber Y’s programs
Goal 4: Design a program to manage and recruit 10 new Cyber Y volunteers
Goal 5: Work with other San Diego Community Technology Coalition (SDCTC) members to help find collaborative solutions to region wide community technology challenges.
Sharon has shown only the utmost dedication to the Cyber Y and has helped nurture our afterschool programming into a highly successful and sought after community afterschool option for our neighborhood. The first class was an overwhelming success with high retention and participation from our local 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. This semester we added one day of programming and now offer Cyber Y afterschool for 3rd and 4th together and a separate class for the 5th graders.
In addition, Sharon has also worked closely with the Cyber Seniors class that meets once a week and provides ongoing instruction support and recruitment for the class. She also developed an open access time one morning a week in order to provide additional out of class time to participants to have more computer usage time. Starting with only a couple of attendees, word of mouth has quickly filled up this morning time.
As the Project Director for YMCA Youth and Family Services’ Community Collaborations Project Area I can say that it has been a tremendous asset to our programs to have Sharon onboard as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member. Sharon has shown only the utmost dedication to the Cyber Y and has helped nurture our afterschool programming into a highly successful and sought after community afterschool option for our neighborhood.