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YOUTH ENRICHMENT AND COMPUTER LITERACY PROGRAM

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Neo Networks, Inc.’s youth enrichment and computer literacy program operates in Dekalb County and surrounding counties with its principle office being located at 4284 Memorial Drive, Suite # B, Decatur, GA 30032. This program is affordable and gets results.
This corporation is organized exclusively for Educational and Charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to Charitable and Educational purposes and no part of the net income or assets of the organization shall ever inure to the benefit of any private person.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
This project is designed to educate the mind, to foster development, nurture the spirit, to educate the youth in the area of computer literacy, while also stimulating the desire for life long learning, intellectual curiosity, and promoting individual self-esteem.
Computer-based learning activities will be implemented for the expressed purpose of offering the youth in the community classes in developing computer skills and increasing knowledge of various computer programs. Neo Networks, Inc.’s youth enrichment and computer literacy program seeks to introduce and prepare the youth for the 21st century.
This program will also provide tutorial and mentoring services. Teachers instruct students and help them learn various computer programs. Programs that are currently being used in business offices will be taught in the classes, in order to provide the students with a marketable skill.
Neo Networks, Inc. will provide positive teaching and non-judgmental support. We seek to involve interested individuals in this program to serve as mentors in order to help the youth learn to be responsible and respectful. Neo Networks, Inc., will also focus on homework completion, performance reviews, and participation in extracurricular activities.
Each youth in the program will be involved in a broad range of activities. The youth enrichment and computer literacy program will be delivered in an array of modules: peer support, parent participation, a mentoring component, and educational activities.
The Peer Support Module will provide teaching on positive, non-judgmental methods of providing support. The training will include mediation and conflict resolution skills. Within group meetings, participants will be encouraged to support each other and to share their feelings.
The Parent Participation Module focuses on increasing parenting and communication skills and encouraging adults in the community to take advantage of educational and job placement opportunities. Parents will become active role models and coaches for their children.
The Mentoring Module is a strong facet of the youth enrichment and computer literacy program. Positive role models, especially males, are valuable resources for children. Mentors will be properly screened. Mentors will be matched by gender and will receive training and supervision through the program coordinator.
The Educational Module focuses on computer literacy training, completion of homework, and ongoing assessment of needs based on student performance. Students will learn various computer programs in order to enhance their skills and knowledge of the most current programs on the market.

PROJECT VALUES AND PRINCIPALS:
We value the family as the primary source of community development, individual development and growth, particularly from prenatal care through adolescence, and we believe our children are members of families, and families are members of communities. The families in Dekalb County are culturally diverse and may take many forms. Today’s families are different: We have fewer extended families, we move more, and our families experience more stresses, such as drug abuse and crime.
We value families that create caring communities for other families, which foster needs, directions and strategies by providing essential services and collaboration with other residents, agencies, the government, and businesses in establishing programs for supportive services that are accessible to families in our community.

PROJECT GOALS/OBJECTIVE:
•    To provide a quality computer literacy program to youth residing in Dekalb and surrounding counties.
•    To be about changing the methodology of addressing educational needs of at-risk youth and their families.
•    To offer hope for a better chance in life to those whose unique needs are not currently being fully addressed by society.
•    To promote socialization among the youth and in society.
•    To promote awareness that computer literacy can improve one’s chances for a better future and to offer unique computer-based enrichment programs.
•    To provide a nurturing environment that promotes self-respect, self-esteem, self- worth, and encourages listening, caring, stress management, and reinforcement of positive values.
•    To discourage drug and alcohol use, while advocating healthier life choices.
•    To reduce incidences of truancy and delinquency among high-risk youth between the ages of 6 and 18 by eighty five (85) percent or better, while improving their academic performance and promotion within area schools.