April 2004

Welcome 4-H!!
Posted Monday, April 5, 2004 by Rob
On Wednesday April 7th, the Irondale Community Computer Lab will be hosting an open house for a large contingent of 4-H Staff. Participants will view the lab and learn more about the development of the Irondale Community Computer Lab. The lab has been a tremendous success due to the hard work of all involved. The strong collaboration efforts of the Big River Community Information Network, Missouri 4-H, the City of Irondale, and a host of volunteers and participants has definitely paid off!

The lab continues to operate in the Irondale City Hall and is open throughout the week. There is no cost to utilize the computers or the internet. In addition, the lab also has two scanners and video editing software for people to use. The lab is open to everyone in the community, not strictly those who live in Irondale. Adults are welcome!

Since the lab began operation, computer skills have increased among lab participants. Due to the lab’s overwhelming success, another partnership was also created. The result was the West County 4-H Computer lab at the West County Middle School in Leadwood. The West County 4-H lab is open on Mondays and Wednesdays during the school year. The hours are 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The lab is also open to everyone not just strictly middle school students. Wednesday night is ‘theme night’ and a program is coordinated to focus on an educational but fun activity. Past nights have included: an internet scavenger hunt, music trivia, and online bowling. There are also volunteers and staff to help people with their computer problems. The ultimate goal of the lab is to provide everyone with a fun, safe, and educational place to experience all the wonders the internet can offer.

Big River Community Network, Washington County 4-H, the City of Irondale, and the Irondale Community Computer Lab say “Welcome” to everyone and we hope you enjoy the 4-H Afterschool Showcase.

Links:

Missouri 4-H: http://mo4h.missouri.edu

Family and Community Resource Program: http://outreach.missouri.edu/fcrp

Big River Community Network: http://bigrivermo.net

Irondale Community Computer Lab Program Logic Model:
http://outreach.missouri.edu/fcrp/irondale/

Update on Computer Skill Attainment at the Irondale Community Computer Lab: http://outreach.missouri.edu/fcrp/evaluation/IrondaleUpdate2-03.doc