The mission is to assist the highest needs schools of Colorado
1260_ 8/17/12 - Founded back in August of 2000, KidsTek and Richard Liner, the founder and Executive Director are beginning their 13th year. Rich is full time and he says, "It's just been a terrific ride for the whole time. The KidsTek mission is to assist the highest needs schools of Colorado and students in the K-12 space, in learning technology skills." So they have, at the schools, enrichment programs for the middle and elementary age kids. And, they have in school certification tracts for the high schools. Currently they are serving about 900 students in 18 programs - and they're now growing to as many as 23 programs in this new school year. Over the years KidsTek has grown exponentially since they first started as an off-shoot of the Colorado Technology Association [they are now back and tightly woven in with CTA again, which is just fantastic]. But, KidsTek has been able to move from the after school drop-in model, where they just helped kids on an ad hoc basis, to working exclusively with these schools where they can have these kids from elementary to middle and then into high school. In the last couple of years they've added the certification tracts in high school where the kids learn A+ certification and Cisco Network certification. KidsTek is actually a Cisco Academy training facility - one of the few non-profits. Get involved and listen for more...
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LISTEN TO: Rich Liner, Founder/Executive Director, KidsTek
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