Partners in Technology student registration is now full.
If you have any questions please contact Jane Jankowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 433-3481.
Because the number of children we can match depends on our number of adult volunteer mentors, we cannot guarantee that every child who completes the registration process will actually have a spot in Partners in Tech. You will receive a second email no later than January 20, letting you know whether or not we were able to pair your child.
Priority will be given on a first-come, first-served basis - the earliest students registered will be most likely to be paired - but we will also take into account hours of student and mentor availability. We thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we strive to make this program available to as many students as possible!
We are still accepting mentoris! If you are interested in being a mentor for this program, please visit bit.ly/pitmentors2020. If you have any other questions, let us know by sending an email to email@example.com.
About Partners in Technology
Partners in Technology pairs children ages 10-14 years old with an adult mentor from the community with experience in a technology field or area of study. Partners meet at the library weekly for one-hour sessions over the course of eight weeks. Meeting times are chosen based on mentor and participant availability. During these sessions, partners explore coding, robotic, and circuitry/hardware concepts using a variety of free, open-source online and physical resources.
Partners in Technology is designed to help foster Computer Science and Computational Thinking skills while encouraging a love of learning and technology exploration. Sessions are led by participant interest and mentor expertise.
The Normal Public Library is looking for mentors and participants to grow and expand the Partners in Technology Program in the future. If you are interested in mentoring or have any other questions, please send an email to Jane Jankowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Due to limited resources, we will be cap participation each session. We try really hard to match as many teams as possible. We hope you’ll understand that the number of kids matched depends on the number of mentors that register – and vice versa! The library reserves the right to choose the volunteers who are able to participate in the program.
Volunteers are required to complete an orientation to be paired with a child. The number of volunteers matched is dependent upon the number of children who register for the program. Anyone active in the program is welcome to request a letter verifying volunteer hours and outlining the general activities of the program for scholarships, job applications, etc.