Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies (T4)

By participating in this volunteer program, you'll learn new computer skills in a two-week summer technology institute, and then share those skills by helping patrons use library computers. You'll also assist library staff with computer troubleshooting and computer training workshops for the public.

 

Why Join?
  • Interest in technology!
  • Make a difference in your community.
  • Receive stipends following successful completion of training and library service hours.
  • Get community service credits for school!
Responsibilities
  • Assist Adult Librarians, working as lab assistants in delivering computer training programs.
  • Assist patrons in using windows-based software and online Library resources.
  • Assist Library Technology Resource Specialists by troubleshooting more advanced technology problems, applying skills learned in training workshops.
Requirements
  • 14-18 years old.
  • Consent portion of T4 Volunteer Application signed by parent or guardian before starting the assignment.
  • Attend and successfully complete a two-week summer technology workshop, prior to beginning T4 volunteer assignment.
  • A friendly manner and an ability to get along with a diverse group of people, using skills learned at the workshop.
  • After successful completion of the workshop, teens volunteer a minimum of three hours per week for a period of at least 6 months.
  • T4's are asked to attend 2 Volunteer Forums during the year, for teens to discuss challenges and successes experienced, exchange tips on coaching, and socialize.
  • After completion of their volunteer commitment, T4's are asked to write a short essay about their experience in the T4 Program.
How to Apply

Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies (T4)
Volunteer Resources
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

For further information, please contact Todays Teens, Tomorrow's Techies at 718.230.2406 or e-mail us at T4@brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

Acknowledgments

Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies (T4) is made possible through the generous support of JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Time Warner Cable and Verizon Foundation.  Additional funding is provided by Jeffrey D. Henigson.

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