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This paper describes a 6-month bi-weekly Saturday program that was sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Atlanta (BMA) under their Project Success initiative. Project Success is a program that allows inner-city middle and high school students to be mentored by members of 100 BMA and volunteering college students. The program community consisted of one instructional designer and one instructor (the author was both), approximately five undergraduate student volunteers and two groups of sixteen to twenty students. The program theme was the recording industry, to suit the interests of a majority of students who wanted to pursue a career in the music industry. The students were cast as recording company executives who need to accomplish a particular task for the business. The six program modules are described, which focused on: a program introduction; the Internet; Microsoft Word; current uses of technology; Microsoft Excel; and Microsoft PowerPoint. The program concluded with an opportunity for the students to demonstrate their ability to use the technology through a well-attended voluntary presentation at an assembly for parents and program sponsored. The lessons that were learned from participation in this technology program are discussed. (AEF)

Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Extracurricular Activities, High School Students, High Schools, Internet, Mentors, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Urban Education, Youth Programs











Author: Roby, Teshia Young

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5732&id=ED470162



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