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.

Build-A-PC IT Summer Camp

July 19-23, the first annual OPEAT Enhanced Learning Technology Build-A-PC IT Summer Camp will be held at Weaver Education Center. While learning about the components that go into a computer, summer camp students will perform their own magic by assembling their personal computer to take home at the end of the camp. The program cost is $100 w/eight seats set aside for scholarships. We have limited seats for 20 campers. Other activities include: IT field trips to the Natural Science Center of Greensboro, the International Civil Rights Museum and NewBridge Bank Park/Stadium, along with daily exercise. Students will learn about IT delivery in different settings.

July 19-23, 2010
9 am – 4:30 pm (light breakfast provided)
OPEAT / Weaver Education Center
300 Spring Street, NC 27401
Questions or further information please contact Jeff Whisnant at 273-8889

If interested in participating, click to download the application form (pdf format). Print the downloaded form, fill in all requested information and send it with the program cost to the address at the botton of the form.

OPEAT Supports:

Mental Health Association in Greensboro

Mental Health Association in Greensboro

Triad Warm Line

Please support our important programs.



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.