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Summary of the PC Pals Program

The PC Pals program is an e-mail mentoring program between students of area schools and Intel employee volunteers.  The Intel volunteer encourages the student in school, stressing education importance for their future. The students develop computer skills by using e-mail and have an Intel volunteer as their mentor. It’s exciting for the student and Intel volunteer looking for that special e-mail message from their PC Pal and keeping the communication going throughout the school year.  A strong commitment from the school and Intel is necessary for the success of this program.

 The PC Pals program starts at the beginning of the school year (in Sept/Oct for traditional school years and July/Aug for year-round school years) and the program ends at the end of the current school year.

A Team Lead is the primary contact for the Intel volunteers and a designated teacher is the primary contact for the school. All Intel employees must successfully complete a criminal background check by Corporate Security and the police department.

 Through the Intel Foundation, your school will receive a $200 Volunteer Matching Grant for every 20 hours Intel employees volunteer for your school.

Objectives/Goals of the Program

  • Intel volunteers stress the importance of school for future success.
  • Intel volunteer serves as a mentor for student with words of encouragement, support and guidance.
  • Hands on experience for the student with computers/e-mail communication that is the direction of the future.
  • Students and Intel volunteers correspond via e-mail twice a week for the entire school year.
  • Teacher to communicate to the students not to give out any personal information re: home address, home phone #, home e-mail.  Intel volunteers will not solicit this information.
  • Teacher will monitor all correspondence. At the discretion of teacher – Volunteer and student shall both copy the teacher on all e-mails sent.
  • Strong commitment to the program and keep Team Lead updated on student changes or problems.