We strive to improve low income youth's computer and learning skills through caring mentorship, structured training, a vibrant learning environment, and access to a computer at home. The program uses computers as a catalyst for youth to challenge themselves, become engaged in their own learning, and realize greater possibilities academically, professionally, and for their community.
Charlottesville and Albemarle students in grades 7 through 12, who qualify for the federal school lunch program, are eligible to join our program. C4K emphasizes one-on-one mentoring and developing in-depth technology skills through project based learning and creative exploration. When students are not meeting with their mentor, they can access C4K's after-school learning lab 5 days a week for homework support, educational workshops, and other structured activities. All students in the program are eligible to earn a free home computer system.
Students who graduate from C4K's mentoring program can join Teen Tech. Teen Tech students acquire advanced technology skills, receive homework support, acquire job readiness skills, access paid internships, and participate in college and career readiness activities.
All C4K services are free and available year-round.