Business and Technology

Business

Junior Achievement
17339 N. Outer 40 Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63005
Contact: Jenny Eikhorst
636 728-0707 x 237
http://www.ja.org/
Offers business and finance programs for students, ages 9-15, that culminate with a visit to the Enterprise Village and the Finance Park which are miniature towns inside the facility. During these one-day, capstone event students interactively run their own businesses in a simulated business community.

UMSL E. Desmond Lee Technology Center
One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
314-516-7000
Campus based technology and learning center providing community access to the facility and educational programs.

DECA Inc.
1908 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191
703- 860-5000
http://www.deca.org/
DECA, a national association of marketing education students, provides teachers and members with educational and leadership development activities such as conferences, competitive events, and scholarships. They foster business and entrepreneurial skills and encourage community service through a variety of programs. The program is designed for high school students.

YMCA – West County Branch
16464 Burkhardt Place, Chesterfield, MO
636-532-3100
http://www.ymcastlouis.org/westcounty
Local radio station. Private group programs and camps available on radio programming. Students will have the opportunity to learn the inner-workings of a real operating radio station. Activities may include: actual live on-air work, news reporting, sports reporting, writing and producing commercials.

Technology

4-H
University of Missouri Extension
8th Floor Clark Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211
Contact: Jeff Buehler, Coordinator, Missouri Afterschool Resource Center (ARC)
e-mail BuehlerJ@missouri.edu
http://www.4-h.org
Provides hands-on, non-formal learning experiences in farming science, engineering and technology. Programs incorporate environmental studies, robotics, website development, nutrition, consumer resource management, GPS, as well as, leadership and life skills.

Apple Youth Computer Workshops and Classes
http://www.apple.com/retail/youth/?cid=CDM-NA-3433A
Offering free workshops in digital photography, movie making and music projects. Stores in West County and the Galleria.

BRICKS 4 KIDZ – St. Louis – Kirkwood
http://www.bricks4kidz.com/missouri-saintlouis-kirkwood/
Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play… with LEGO® bricks. Programs are built around our proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks.  Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity.
Owner/Director
sjustin@bricks4kidz.com
(314) 252-2254

Bricks 4 Kidz Chesterfield
http://www.bricks4kidz.com/missouri-ballwin-chesterfield/
Offering engineering and technology classes for students grade K-8 in Robotics, Motorized Building Designs, Website Design, Digital Photography, Gaming Design, and Programming.

CyberCamp
http://www.giantcampus.com/cybercamps
888-904-2267
Giant Campus no longer offers computer camps, but we still offer our technology courses to young adults via our online, accredited private high school.

College for Kids
Continuing Education Programs
St. Louis Community College
Meramec Campus, 11333 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
http://www.stlcc.edu/Continuing_Education/College_for_Kids.html
College for Kids is an eight-day program designed for gifted and talented youngsters who have completed kindergarten through eighth grade. Classes include art and drama, mathematics, engineering, chess, computers, history and language arts, science, photography, and rocketry. Proof of Giftedness required for program.

COMPUTERTOTS® and COMPUTER EXPLORERS®
Contacts: Charlotte Mabus or Bridget
314-487-7510 or 618-281-8353
e-mail Starz@htc.net
www.computertots.com
Provide technology education experiences for students ages 3 and up. In addition to integrated technology which reinforces academic skills and learning how to use computers appropriately, the students can build simple and complex machines, program robots, experiment with an electronic microscope, use digital cameras, become forensic investigators, paleontologists, create their own digital movies and much more!

IDTech Camps
Washington University
ID Tech Camps
42 West Campbell Avenue
Suite 301, Campbell, CA 95008 USA
888-709-8324
www.internalDrive.com
Offering students 7-17 a variety of computer camps, ranging from creating video games, websites, digital movies, comic books, robots and more.

Kids on Campus
Continuing Education Programs
St. Louis Community College
Florissant Campus, 3400 Pershall Rd., Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
314-513-4200
Children’s classes offered on campus in engineering, the sciences, cooking, robotics, computer technology, and geology. Open to all students in grades K-8.

Lewis, Robert
314-644-9175 or 314-513-4444
Provides a variety of technology based classes and camps during the summer including gaming for networkers, computer assembly, and robotics. He can be contacted through his office at Florissant Community College.

Microsoft Store at Saint Louis Galleria
The Microsoft Retail Store at the Saint Louis Galleria provides the perfect opportunity for children to explore technology, develop skills, and discover new interests – ALL AT NO COST TO EDUCATORS.  This is a unique opportunity for students to explore cutting-edge technology alongside our knowledgeable team of technical advisors.  From mainstream products such as PCs, to cutting – edge Windows 8 and Surface, students will have an opportunity to explore a playground of technology and gaming.
Weekly, we host several groups of homeschool children with workshops on essay writing, reading, and technology. We have a wide variety of training topics to choose from, whether your students are interested in making movies, designing presentations, or using Microsoft Office and Windows 8 to get ahead in school.  We tailor our activities to fit the age group of the parties that attend and the experience can be scheduled any day of the week and time depending on the needs of your group.
To find out how you can participate and schedule your homeschool, or any other activity in our store, please contact Trina Claggett, Community Development Specialist, at 314-655-2550, or via email trclagge@microsoft.com.

St. Louis County Library System
Contact: Matt Lakin
314-994-3300
http://www.slcl.org/
Computer literacy classes, offering basics in word processing and spreadsheets, as well as e-mail and web surfing. Will also plan a class from their offerings list, for 10-12 students with a 60 day advance notice.

University of Missouri-St Louis
8000 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63121
or
1715 Deer Tracks Trail, Des Peres, Missouri 63131
http://www.micros.umsl.edu/index.html
The Microcomputer Program at UM-St. Louis offers noncredit computer courses that provide students the computer skills necessary to meet current and future technological challenges in the workplace. Classes cover a wide range of topics to meet a variety of skill levels and interests, while new courses are developed that address specific educational needs in the community. Introductory courses are geared to those students requiring basic knowledge, while intermediate and advanced courses in the most current hardware and software technology are offered to students with more specialized needs. They also provide facility rental for group classes.

UMSL’s West County Computer Center
Kids and Computers
314-516-5957. Or 314-647-5626
Contact: Debbie Deeba
Offers a variety of computing classes.

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