There are many ways that you can get involved in the LTH Program! We have options for local businesses, teachers, schools, mentors, and more to volunteer their time and knowledge to help the students. If you have an idea for a way that you want to be involved, let us know by contacting us today! Scroll down below for descriptions on ways you can help by being a Sponsor, Mentor, Program Host, or Volunteer.
Get Involved as a Sponsor
Our goal is to provide Local Tech Heroes programming to students and families for $0.
To accomplish this, we are looking for Sponsors to offset the program costs and invest in a local tech-ready workforce. Contact us now if you are interested in helping provide this incredible experience to a local student!
What is the Sponsor Role?
A Sponsor is a local citizen, business, organization, or community leader that is willing to support the Program and Students through contributions to Local Tech Heroes.
How does a Sponsor contribute to Local Tech Heroes?
You can offer your Sponsorship in many ways, such as sponsoring a student for a day or week, sponsoring equipment for students to use, or sponsoring the Program as a whole to offset the cost of teachers, facilities, and materials.
How do I become a Sponsor?
If you are interested in a Sponsorship opportunity with Local Tech Heroes, contact us today to discuss your level of interest and answer any questions you may have.
Get Involved as a Local Mentor
We are looking for Local Mentors such as local companies or community organizations that are tackling big problems with technology to offer their knowledge and skill to students in the program. Contact us now if you are interested in working as a Local Mentor!
What is the Local Mentor Role?
A Local Mentor is a Columbus business, organization, or citizen that wants to offer their knowledge and expertise to the students in the program. Mentors can donate their time, skills, guidance, and access to their technology to provide hands-on experience and mastery in specific areas of study.
How does a Local Mentor contribute to Local Tech Heroes?
By working with Local Tech Heroes, Mentors can provide incredible insight and experience into the real problems that they’re facing and the skills and techniques that people will need in order to develop innovative solutions.
How do I become a Local Mentor?
If you are interested in working with us as a Local Mentor, contact us today to learn how you can help. Whether it’s for one day or a whole week, every bit helps, so let us know how you want to be involved!
Get Involved as a Program Host
We are looking for Program Hosts to offer space for workshops at local schools, community centers, and businesses to connect students and families to their neighborhoods. Contact us now if you are interested!
What is the Program Host Role?
The Program Host is a local Columbus business, school, or community center that works with us to hold classes and workshops with local students in their area. Depending on the arrangement, this could be for a week-long program or an afternoon workshop at your discretion. Your impact to the program would be giving students a safe and inviting environment to learn and experiment with technology.
Who can be a Program Host?
The best fit would be an established school or community center that is set up to handle groups of local students in their building. Amenities such as classroom facilities, accessible restrooms, outdoor space, and access to the Internet are preferred.
How do I become a Program Host?
If you’re interested in becoming a Program Host or would like more information, please contact us today and we’ll work with you to figure out the best fit! If you know of any local schools, businesses, or communities that you think would be interested, please have them contact us to discuss the opportunity further.
Get Involved as a Volunteer
If you don’t fit into a category above but still want to volunteer and contribute to the program, we’d love to get in touch! We have had teachers, local businesses, engineers, coders, designers, and more offer their time to the program in many ways with great success. If you are interested in volunteering your time and knowledge, please contact us today to discuss upcoming opportunities for you to contribute and get involved!