Facebook + JobTrain + Mouse Squad = Empowering Youth Through Technology
JobTrain staff and students were both present and pleased, when the Menlo Park City Council unanimously approved Facebook’s term sheet for expansion of their West Campus on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
Facebook’s new foundation gave a total of $200,000 to 42 non-profits in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto in early January of this year. JobTrain received $4,500 to implement Mouse Squad at our facility. Mouse Squad of California Student Tech Leadership is an innovative youth development organization that empowers students to provide technology leadership and support in their schools and communities.
Mouse Squad provides youth with access to technology-based opportunities intended to motivate students to succeed in today’s information driven society. It is a perfect contemporary component to JobTrain’s SASSY (School After School for Successful Youth) program. Participants will be eligible to earn up to 12 elective high school credits for the course. Mouse Squad will launch at JobTrain later in February.
Facebook has been an outstanding neighbor and continuously exemplifies its commitment to rebuilding and strengthening communities.
|Facebook Director of Global Real Estate John Tenanes & JobTrain Stuents|
|Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki & JobTrain Students “Like” Facebook|