Megabites

The Program Objective of the MegaBites Program is to expand IT educational opportunities for students, ages 6-15, throughout the Fox Cities. Quality after school programs provide an array of positive youth development benefits, including creating supportive connections to caring adults, and have demonstrated results in promoting learning, increasing school attachment, and narrowing the opportunity gap for disadvantaged populations. The after-school environment provides an important venue within which community members and other organizations may come together to reach and serve kids in need.

MegaBites Topics

  • Image editing with PhotoShop and Pixlr
  • Video creation using Adobe software
  • Web development using HTML, CSS, and Dreamweaver
  • IT security
  • Team-building skills
  • Color editing
  • Digital photography
  • Blog writing
  • Computer hardware identification and construction
  • Using Google as a research tool

Why MegaBites?

Implementing MegaBites across the Fox Cities will achieve the following results for participating Club members:

  • Change and improve attitudes toward and perceptions of STEM
  • Enhance awareness and understanding of STEM, including STEM careers
  • Increase the number of students who choose to pursue IT education in high school and beyond
  • Increase the number of students who gain familiarity with FVTC and its IT-related educational opportunities
  • Increase the number of students with a plan for a future in an IT-related field at the time of their high school graduation
  • Higher need students increase their connection to caring adults and the community

Facts

  • At each location, the MegaBites Program will consist of two six-week sessions each semester
  • One 50-minute class per week throughout the six-week session
  • A total of 24 sessions offered at each location during the 2017-2018 school year
  • We anticipate an average of 12 students will participate in each six-week cycle
  • Anticipated total number served: 288

Interested in supporting the MegaBites Program as a volunteer? Click here to fill out a volunteer application.

For additional information on volunteer opportunities, contact Sam Packard by spackard@bgclubfoxvalley.org or at (920) 750-5834.