Kids Master New Skills at APSMC Summer Computer Camp

Seated front to back, Monea McCloud, Jamie Everitt, Dylon Staffney, Tinalanaya Watson, Janiliah Moore, and Zaria Watson practice computer skills with instructor Rob Derouse, standing, on Tuesday, August 4, during A Positive Step of Monroe County’s Computer Education Summer Camp for Kids. This is the second of two planned sessions launched last month as a temporary substitute for APSMC’s usual Idle Hands Summer Youth Program, traditionally conducted in partnership with the City of Key West but postponed this year due to COVID-19.

Fully funded through the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club and private donors, conceived and designed by APSMC founder/executive director Billy Davis with local tech specialist Derouse in a partnership with the local Take Stock in Children organization, students age 9-12 learn typing and computer coding and repair while earing $100 per week for help with school supply purchases. Derouse donated all the computers and Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Church made its Fellowship Hall available at no charge for the program, which is currently scheduled to conclude on August 14. For more information about A Positive Step of Monroe County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Monroe County’s highest risk kids and their families since 1999, contact Billy Davis at 305-304-1969 or at