Oct 28th, 2013
LAKE WALES – Bok Academy students in the IT Kid Academy program are giving back to the community in the way they love best – their innovative technology skills.
Bok Academy has partnered with the B Street Community Center to provide free tech support to both the Center and the community of Lake Wales.
Students recently accepted delivery of 19 old computers. The computers were donated to the B Street Center, but are not currently functioning. Over the next few weeks, students will troubleshoot, repair and upgrade these units, so that they can be used to assist the B Street Center’s clients.
Students also will host a series of Tech Training seminars at the B Street Center. These are free and open to the community.
The first Tech Training seminar is scheduled for 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, with a follow-up session on Thursday, Dec. 12. The event includes a 4:30-5:30 p.m. Device and App Demo with various stations set up so students can share their favorite skills and specialties. This will lead into an interactive session on Google Docs and Google Drive. The Google session will be held in the computer lab, so all participants can create an account and begin taking advantage of the free Google resources.
“Students will be providing one-on-one tech support during this session,” said Nicole Sealey, one of the Bok teachers. “Whether you are tech savvy or a nervous novice, there will be something for everyone.”
If you are interested in attending a session, have questions regarding how Bok students can assist you, or have an old computer to donate for students to work on, please contact teacher Nicole Sealey
Bok Academy, 13901 Highway 27, Lake Wales, FL 33859
PHOTO: Bok Academy student Simon Gutierrez assists Allison Snyder of the B Street Community Center with the delivery of computers that Bok students will repair as part of their community service learning project.