Organization to Provide Equal Access to Technology, Inc.

"Access to technology is a right, not a privilege."

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Our Vision
The vision of the Organization to Provide Equal Access to Technology (OPEAT) is to provide a candle in the dark* for the students and family’s of Guilford County and the Piedmont Triad Region who love technology (defined in its broadest anthropological sense) and to provide a first step toward meeting our regions 21st century IT and technology related workforce needs.

*A Candle in the Dark is a reference to two traditions. The first tradition is drawn from the spiritual need for a place of inspiration and growth. The second is drawn from Carl Sagan as a place where knowledge and understanding are beacons of enlightenment.

Our Mission
The Organization to Provide Equal Access to Technology (OPEAT) is an organization dedicated to the exploration of technology in our modern workforce. We have two broad missions. One mission is to provide a home and resource to young people who love technology. We do this by developing the best educational technology programs for students with an emphasis on bridging the gap between academically and economically at-risk and mainstream students. Our programs are based on curriculum models based on best practices developed by our staff and in full compliance with the guidelines of Guilford County Schools and the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Our other mission is to identify and develop opportunities to extend the use of technology to enhance the delivery of information and to provide a resource to anyone or business where technology will improve the quality of life.


Enhanced Learning Technology Programs for Middle School Youth

OPEAT's newest program benefiting at-risk students in the Guilford County North Carolina school system.

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Build-A-PC IT Summer Camp 2010

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Build a PC 2008 Holiday Program
In loving memory of Larry Shue

Saturday, December 20, 2008 - OPEAT thanks all of our wonderful sponsors and contributors for making this program an unqualified success.

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Special thanks to the following for their support.
TTC -IT Support Services
IEEE Central Section of North Carolina
Weaver Educational Center
Hayes-Taylor Memorial YMCA of Greensboro
HandyCapable Network

We are a proud member of:

Guilford Nonprofit Consortium


OPEAT Supports:

Mental Health Association in Greensboro

Mental Health Association in Greensboro

Triad Warm Line

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Organization to Provide Equal Access to Technology, Inc.
303 W. Smith Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Telephone: 336.273.8889 · Fax: 336.273.9099 · E-mail: info@opeat.org

OPEAT, Inc. is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of North Carolina.
All donations are tax-deductible up to the limits allowed by law.