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Kids Tek Master Presentation 012309

  1. 1. <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><li>2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor Program </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why KidsTek? <ul><li>Lack of basic computer skills limits employment opportunity for a lifetime. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Haves versus Have Not's” is growing. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods have the computer labs but lack funding, instructors, lessons, and program management for after school use </li></ul><ul><li>KidsTek partners with the schools providing instructors, structured computer skills lessons, and program management </li></ul><ul><li>Result: Low cost and highly efficient </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bridging of the Digital Divide” </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>1999 – Founded by Colorado Software and Internet Association Board and Provide a technology oriented way for the “tech” community to give back </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provided multi-year funding of the development and implementation of basic computer skills training for Metro Denver Boys and Girls Club </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2004 – Identified unique need in the market for instructors and curriculum and launched KidsTek After School a 501c3. </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – Expanded into Larimer County Boys & Girls Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>2006 – Expanded into Aurora Pubic Schools and began building curriculum components based on the NETS standard that allowed us to quickly and easily build and scale into new sites. </li></ul><ul><li>2007 – Created three areas of emphasis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech12 is KidsTek’s effort to continue a child’s tech education experience from grade school through 12th grade whenever possible. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech To Tomorrow (TTT) increases career and college exploration opportunities for high school students with a focus on the use of technology in all careers . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Girls Need Tech Too increases the numbers of girls in after-school technology programs, with a goal of even distribution of males to females in KidsTek programs by 2011. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2008 – Expanded into Denver Public Schools and offered an innovative program teaming IT consultant, DU students and KidsTek students to provide a free day IT consulting to 12 non profits. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Business Model <ul><li>KidsTek provides instructor, lessons, program management, and funding </li></ul><ul><li>Partners provide facility, computer lab, scheduling and the kids </li></ul><ul><li>Kids come ready to learn and do not pay tuition </li></ul>
  5. 5. Methodology <ul><li>KidsTek’s project-based learning teaches basic and advanced computer skills through a hands-on approach. </li></ul><ul><li>KidsTek teaches and reinforces these skills through projects using </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the power of the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>commonly used applications including Microsoft Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>multimedia applications that engage children’s interest in the possibilities of technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Providing a “fun” learning environment </li></ul>
  6. 6. Instructors <ul><li>Andrew will add </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lessons <ul><li>Andrew will add </li></ul>
  8. 8. Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County <ul><ul><li>Partnership started in 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Over 800 unduplicated Kids served since inception </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Sites - Loveland, Fort Collins and Wellington </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nine classes per week - year round </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Loveland club site's computer lab was built with KidsTek in mind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>doubled number of PC workstations to 25 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>added computer hardware workbench </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Aurora Public Schools <ul><li>Partnership started in 2006, expanded every year as a core part of APS’s after school program focused on at risk kids called COMPASS </li></ul><ul><li>KidsTek Programs are in all COMPASS schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary schools - Fletcher, Sable & Vaughn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle schools - North, South & West </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High school - Aurora Central </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 classes per week </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Will grow as COMPASS adds sites to their program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Next - East Middle fall of 2009 dependent on funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unique program: Career exploration and job readiness courses at Aurora Central through a partnership with College in Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition: KidsTek’s Steve Kessler awarded “Top 2008 After School Hero” by the COMPASS program </li></ul>
  10. 10. Denver Public Schools <ul><ul><li>Partnership started in 2007 at Manual High School and has expanded through partnership with DPS’s Lights on After School (LOAS) program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current LOAS classes at Stedman and Teller Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 classes per week </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual High School programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2008 provided “yearbook on DVD” for all students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fall '09 launch of a CISCO certification program with the support DU EMBA students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future growth one high school “POD” at a time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finish Manual’s pod by spring of 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Continued Cost Effective Programs in 2008 <ul><li>Increased monthly school year classes from 80 to 95 while maintaining average of 9.2 students per class </li></ul><ul><li>Increased unduplicated kids from 927 to 1249 </li></ul><ul><li>Increased contact hours from 96,145 to 112,320 </li></ul><ul><li>Maintained instruction cost at $5.06 per hour per student </li></ul><ul><li>Improved instructor hiring process and reduced turnover </li></ul><ul><li>Developed DPS LOAS program focused on a high school and all their neighborhood feeder schools (POD) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: a student can attend KidsTek classes from K thru 12 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recognized for providing High Value to Kids, Partners, and Funders </li></ul>
  12. 12. Total Unduplicated Users Monthly Attendance Totals Monthly Contact Hour Totals Total 2006 400 Total 2007 927 Total 2008 1249 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006
  13. 13. Sites <ul><li>Total Student Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Dec 2008 673 </li></ul><ul><li>Dec 2007 663 </li></ul><ul><li>Unduplicated Students </li></ul><ul><li>YTD Dec 2008 1249 </li></ul><ul><li>YTD Dec 2007 927 </li></ul>% Capacity Met Per Partner % of Students Per Partner
  14. 14. Demographics % of Grades Across Sites Ethnicity Across Sites % Free and Reduced Lunch Gender % Across Sites
  15. 15. Business Plan for 2009 <ul><li>Maintain KidsTek’s proven and cost effective Operational and Delivery Business Model </li></ul><ul><li>Larimer B&G Club </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain local funding sponsors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>COMPASS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add East Middle School (fall term) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need $10K annual funding commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DPS LOAS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand in the Manual H.S. “pod” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Smiley and Randolph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ 7.5K per school year per school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Expand the KidsTek funding model with a sponsor program </li></ul><ul><li>Engage more technology companies to help mentor and provide real-world technology experiences </li></ul>
  16. 16. KidsTek Sponsor Program <ul><li>Provide funders with opportunity for direct connection to Partner sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate directly in the outcome </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Broaden the scope of potential funders </li></ul><ul><li>Give Back opportunity for tech and non-tech companies and their employees </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance sponsor recognition </li></ul>
  17. 17. KidsTek Sponsor Program <ul><li>Enterprise Sponsor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadest recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funds used across all sites and for SGA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic Partner Sponsor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose B&GC, DPS LOAS, or APS COMPASS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funds used for KidsTek programs at this partner’s sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity for participation in the partner’s programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual Site Sponsor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose individual site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funds used at sponsor’s site only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity for participation in the site programs </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. How can you help? <ul><li>Become a KidsTek Sponsor </li></ul><ul><li>Attend one of our annual fundraising events: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Leader’s Dinner(2/11/09) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Golf Tournament (06/15/09) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide field trip opportunities at your place of business </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer in a classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- mentor a child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- guest speaker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- teach a guest lesson focusing on real-world technology applications </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Proven and scalable operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>over 150 documented lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>over 2,000 unduplicated kids served since 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Low cost but highly effective delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 Cost of instruction was $5.06 per hour per student </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focused on the underserved population </li></ul><ul><ul><li>62.5% free and reduced lunch eligible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increasing enrollments validate the need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unduplicated kids grew by 35% in 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact hours grew from 96,145 to 112,320 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sponsors directly involved in outcome </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bridging the Digital Divide one kid at a time” </li></ul>