Tech programs aim at building club member’s computer skills and integrating technology in all core areas.
Digital Arts Festival
In each of the five tutorials (Web Tech, Design Tech, Photo Tech, Music Tech and Movie Tech), members advance through three levels of animated lessons online at myclubmylife.com and participate in instructor-led group activities. Club members ages 10 to 18 are invited to submit their artwork to the annual .
Time Warner Cable announced its sponsorship of a new robotics program for Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide. Club members ages 7-13 are participating in BGCA’s Robo Tech program, an introductory curriculum that teaches kids to build and program LEGO Mindstorms robots.
Game Tech provides Club members a fun introduction to the field of video game development and principles of game design, animation mechanics and software. Working both digitally and non-digitally, members learn to animate a character and begin the process to design their own video game.
NetSmartz teaches Internet safety skills through engaging multimedia activities and offline interaction with Club professionals in three age-appropriate modules: Clicky’s Web World (for ages 6 to 7); NetSmartz Rules (for ages 8 to 12); and I-360 (for ages 13 to 18). /n To learn more, youth ages 12 and younger can go directly to netsmartz.org. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.
Clay Tech is a fun, hands-on introduction to animation, and it can expose members to a variety of careers that they might not know about. Over the course of eight missions, members will work in groups to create storyboards, build characters and sets then finally film and edit their own movies.