Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Student Tech Support Leadership Programs for Schools



Does your school or agency have:

  • 5 - 25 students interested in learning about technology?
  • Computers or laptops with Internet access?
  • An instructor or faculty advisor interested in teaching about technology?
  • An administrator supportive of students assisting teachers with technology problems?
  • Funding?

MOUSE Squad, in its 11th year of operation, enables upper elementary, middle and high school students to learn information technology (IT), problem solving, communication and leadership skills while providing a service to their schools. It can be an after-school program or an in-school elective.


MOUSE Squad of California (MSCA),, Student Tech Leadership program now has 75 schools reaching over 1,000 students in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, East Bay, Sacramento, Central Valley, and Southern California.


The core elements of the nonprofit MSCA program include:
  • Online curriculum with computer, software, troubleshooting and problem solving modules;
  • Hands-on activities and service learning projects;
  • Student-run help desk with paper and/or online ticket management systems;
  • Volunteers to assist with curriculum, help desk, mentoring; internships for high school youth.


MSCA is a program of Aspiranet, a non-profit organization that provides after-school, youth development, community technology programs and children and family services in California. MSCA is in partnership with MOUSE (Making Opportunities for Upgrading Schools & Education),, a New York City-based nonprofit.

Contact Jan Half, Program Director, MOUSE Squad of California (MSCA), 408-712-5912




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