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Help Back to Basics Purchase A Van to Support Inner City Youth

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$2,882.80 of $7,500

Reaching our $7,500 goal provides financial support to pay for a licensed and professional driver for our Back to Basics Van! Thank you so much for your support to ensure our student's success!

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Back to Basics Youth Education Center - Going Beyond [BASIC]
Preparing At-Risk Youth for a Future in Computer Technology
Help Us Reach our FIRST Goal of $2,500

We need your support! Our first goal of $2,500 will be used for the down payment on a new van to transport the students from schools to our Computer Learning Center. Your generous support will mean that more at-risk students will be able to have a safe after-school place to learn and to grow. Together we can bridge the "digital divide" and give more Dayton students the tools and resources they need to achieve their educational goals and dreams!

How We Achieve Our Mission

Back to Basics addresses the "digital divide" in our community by teaching computer coding and other computer technology skills to at-risk inner city high school youth in Montgomery County, and specifically, in the Dayton School District. Our volunteer tutors teach basic computer software programs, like Microsoft Office Suite, as well as using online software to teach computer coding. We provide academic tutoring as well as personal development counseling to ensure our students will complete high school. We help them set and prepare for college entry, as well as explore computer career opportunities. We encourage personal growth and self-confidence as each student completes their learning modules.

Check out this amazing article about Back to Basics Youth Education Center published in Technology First HERE

Back to Basics During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the school year in Dayton, Back to Basics suspended its program activities. In June we received a $10,000 grant from the CARES act that we used air filters, masks, plastic shield protectors for each desk, rubber gloves, disinfectants and no touch thermometers; as well as new laptop computers. We reduced the number of desks from 20 to 10, and configured the classroom to comply with the six feet apart rule. We now have approval to begin classes as long as we maintain strict social distancing. Until we are able to resume full classroom instruction, we are open Monday through Friday after school from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm for any student who needs to use a computer to keep up with online studies, as well as students who want to participate in our computer training.

Our COVID-19 modified classroom, with plexiglas shields, and socially distanced spacing of the desks.

Our pre-COVID classroom full of Upward Bound students at the Back to Basics Youth Education Center.

Back to Basics Youth Education Center Visionaries

The Director, Lawrence Lindsey, is a native of Dayton, who served in the US Army, retiring as a Major, and holds an M.A. in Education. Our volunteer staff includes a computer programmer who works at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (Kevin Kirkle) and Abdul Al-Ramahi, a Sinclair Community College student majoring in computer technology. Also, one of our board members, Horace Bowins, who was a history teacher for many years, volunteers his time as the Program Manager.

Lawrence Lindsey, Executive Director and Founder of Back to Basics Youth Education Center. Mr. Lindsey is Dayton native, who retired from the U.S. Army after serving for twenty years. He has a Masters Degree in Education, from the University of Dayton, and is a retired educator.

Back to Basics Youth Education Center is a tax-exempt public charity (federal tax ID #541861849). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.
$5
Every dollar directly supports our day-to-day activities in the classroom. Thank you so much for your support!
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Every dollar directly supports our day-to-day activities in the classroom. Thank you so much for your support!
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SCRATCH - Contributes to day-to-day classroom activities. Every dollar counts - Your $25 gift will help students get safely to and from their schools to the Center.
$25 per month
SPRITES - Supports the ongoing online licensing of our learning software. You are a sustainer - your $25 monthly gift will ensure we can keep the van running all year long!
$50
MICRO:BIT - Provides after-school nutrition for BTBYEC students. Your $50 gift will contribute to the operation of a van for transporting students to the Center.
$50 per month
DJANGO - Contributes to stipends for volunteer college student tutors. You are a sustainer - your $50 monthly gift will ensure we can keep the van running all year long!
$75
APACHE - Helps finance the cost of transporting BTBYEC students to and from the Center. You are a sustainer - your $75 monthly gift will help us make the monthly payments for a van to bring students from school to the Center.
$75 per month
AJAX - Supports BTBYEC classroom supplies. Your $75 gift will help toward the purchase of the van to ensure our kids can get to the Center and home safely.
$100
JAVA - Purchases ten 8G thumb drives for BTBYEC students. Your $100 gift will help us make the monthly payments for a van to bring students from school to the Center.
$100 per month
PYTHON - Contributes to IT maintenance costs for program computes and servers. You are a sustainer - your $100 monthly gift will help us make the monthly payments for a van to bring students from school to the Center.
$250
RUBY - Pays for software for new computers. Your $250 gift will help us make the monthly payments for a van to bring students from school to the Center.
$250 per month
RUBY ON RAILS - Contributes to ongoing cost of purchasing of new van for transporting students. You are a sustainer - your $250 monthly gift will help us make the monthly payments for a van to bring students from school to the Center.
$500
LINUX - Buys one new computer. Your $500 gift will help us make the monthly payments for a van to bring students from school to the Center.
$500 per month
JUPYTER - Contributes to ongoing cost of purchasing of new van for transporting students. You are a sustainer - your $500 monthly gift will help us make the monthly payments for a van to bring students from school to the Center.
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INTELLI-J - Contributes to program insurance costs. Your $1000 gift will help us make the monthly payments for a van to bring students from school to the Center.
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UNICORN - Contributes to ongoing cost of purchasing of new van for transporting students. Your $5000 gift will help us make the monthly payments for a van to bring students from school to the Center.
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