Mission – The mission of KidsTek is to increase the technology literacy of students at Colorado’s highest-needs schools through our innovative after school, project based enrichment programs, and our in-school technical certification programs. KidsTek provides an extensive technology curriculum for our host schools with the goal of providing the tools for long-term academic and career success.
Reading, writing, computing and arithmetic – The fundamentals of education have changed. It’s hard to imagine a job that doesn’t use a computer in some way shape or form, yet Colorado’s school system has struggled to close the technology gap for under-resourced youth.
About Us – KidsTek provides after-school computer programs and technology certification-earning programs for K-12 Colorado students. We offer greater opportunities for success through hands-on training in the technology basics that students need to know to keep up with modern educational and employer expectations. All our Colorado technology education services are tuition-free and funded by the generosity of corporations, foundations, and individuals like you.
The Digital Divide – The gap between rich and poor is also a gap between those who have access to the opportunities technology brings and those without. In 2004, KidsTek, in collaboration with the University of Denver’s Colorado Community-Based Research Network wrote a research study of the technology gap in Colorado – and its ramifications for our kids.