Computers for Kids (PPS)

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Program Basics
  • Program Name: Computers for Kids
  • Program Description:
Youth organizations/schools bring groups of kids to FG to join Build or Adoption
  • What best describes this program?
    1. Primarily meets program needs (expected to cost more money than it makes)
  • Why does Free Geek need this program?
part of mission statement - education, digital divide

Job Position Basics

  • Would there be a dedicated staff position associated with this program? YES
  • Position Title: CforK Coordianator
  • Job Description:
lead groups through the program, being contact person at FG, give special tours to school/other groups,

teach students because often they need more attention than adult volunteers(but not always)

Costs and potential costs

  • What are the expected financial staffing costs of the program? (Include all costs to the organization such as salary, payroll taxes, and benefits.)
payroll/taxes for one person
  • What other costs are associated with the program? (Include costs of materials needed, etc.)
  • If there will be a dedicated staff position, how much time would be needed for training?
    • How much time would existing staff need to put in? 20 hours
    • How time would existing volunteers need to put in? 60 hours
  • Once the program is up and running how many staff how many hours per week would it take?
    • In paid staff time? 12 hours/week
    • In volunteer time? 15hours/week


  • Outline the intangible costs for the position and program:
  • Are there any possible negative impacts on Free Geek's mission, and if so what?
  • How will this program affect other programs and staff positions currently in effect?
it will make them happy, but also sometimes slows them down
  • How will this program affect other programs and staff positions being considered?


  • Would the program generate income? NO
    • If yes, how much income would be expected once the program is up and running? $ 0 / month
    • If yes, how long would it take for the program to get to that point?
  • How does the program support the mission of Free Geek?
We're making education and technology available to kids who otherwise would not be able to get it.

Measuring Success

  • How can the success of the program be measured?
number of kids receiving computers
  • For most income generating positions, the costs initially outweigh the benefits. If this is an income generating program, how long until it is expected to break even?
@ add info
  • Outline a plan for implementing the program:
  1. making contact with groups
  2. set them up at FG(tour etc)
  3. help them through the program, teach,
  4. give them computers