A part of the LANFest mission is to provide benefit and support to non-profit organizations. We’d like to take a moment to discuss the organizations that will receive the benefits from ticket sales at Laclede’s LAN.
EI.BO is a non-profit organization formed by members of the Laclede’s LAN staff to reduce or remove barriers to education in the fields of programming, computer science, and technology for children grades 1-12 in the Midwest United States. Supported by fundraising from computer gaming events as well as charitable donations, EI.BO works to increase the quality of, and lower the cost barriers associated with educational programs in the Midwest that teach children crucial computer development skills.
To learn more about EI.BO and community involvement, click here.
St. Louis ByteWorks is built on the idea that everyone deserves the chance to pursue their dreams. The program is dedicated to helping vulnerable children between 8 and 17 years old improve their computer literacy.
The foundation of St. Louis Byte Works is the Earn-a-Computer program, which gives kids the chance to earn a complete computer system while they complete a six-week course covering a wide range of topics, including internet safety, word processing and even programming.
St. Louis Byteworks will be collecting gently used, but working computer hardware at Laclede’s LAN. This hardware is used with their Earn-a-Computer program that helps local kids learn the skills to successfully operate a computer, gain experience with various types of software, learn some networking skills, and learn how to safely search the Internet and send and receive E-mail.
To learn more about St. Louis ByteWorks programs and community involvement, click here.