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MOBILE COMPUTER LAB

At Risk Mentoring is a 501c3 organization. Our focus is to create a positive impact within the inner-city communities of the city of Aurora, through encouraging/facilitating community connections by providing programs for youth and families. 


MISSION 

To turn ordinary everyday settings into a virtual classroom that will allow people of all ages to become life-long learners and contributing members of our community. 


PURPOSE 

To bring access and availability of technology to communities, and progressive problem solving to children who have been labeled as “At – Risk” by their school or social service agency because of their economic reality or geographical area. 


KEY OBSERVATIONS 

• Not every home has a computer and internet service 

• Access to computers and internet is limited or unavailable in some communities/neighborhoods 

• Schools are increasing online homework submission requirements 

• Colleges and jobs require online applications 

• People need assistance writing resumes 


OUR RESPONSE 

• Mobile computer lab 

• We can go where the need is 

• We will provide a variety of programs, to include but not limited to: o Mavis Beacon (keyboarding) 

o Khan Academy (personalized learning resource for all ages) 

o Resume writing 

o How to use Microsoft Office software 

• We can partner with other organizations 


DESCRIPTION OF MOBILE COMPUTER LAB 

• 12 laptops 

• All-in-one Printer/scanner/copier 

• Portable tables and chairs 

• Internet access 

• Microsoft Office Suite 

• Netop Vision classroom management software system

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