Do you love technology and your library? Want to make a difference in your community? Looking to build your resume and gain valuable work and leadership experience? Apply to BPL's Teen Techies program!
By participating, you'll learn new computer skills in a two-week fall 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 14-18 years old.
- Consent portion of Teen Techies Volunteer Application signed by parent or guardian before starting the assignment.
- Attend and successfully complete a two-week summer technology workshop, prior to beginning Teen Techies 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.
- Teens are asked to attend two 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, participants are asked to write a short essay about their experience in Teen Techies.
How to Apply
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Want more information? Contact Teen Techies at 718.230.2406 or e-mail us at [email protected].
Teen Techies is made possible through the generous support of Optimum, Google.org, The Hearst Foundation, and NYC’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication through the NYC Connected Communities program.