MOUSE is an innovative youth development organization that prepares students with essential technology and 21st century skills, empowering them to become the leaders of tomorrow.
MOUSE Squad is a school- or community organization-based, student run technical help desk. Students who work on the MOUSE Squad are called technicians and they are responsible for fixing, taking care of, and supporting all of the computer-related needs in their schools. As a MOUSE Squad technician, you are given a whole lot of responsibility and, in return, you are asked to act professionally as you troubleshoot computer problems, clean and maintain technical equipment, and support the teachers in their regular computer use. more
MOUSE Squad is a cost-effective solution to the problem of inadequate levels of on-site support in schools and the need to serve the 21st century educational and professional needs of students. Rather than looking outside the school community to create the basic level of computer troubleshooting and maintenance support needed to assist teachers in their work to integrate technology into teaching and learning, MOUSE Squad draws upon the motivation, skills, and abilities of any school’s greatest resources – its students.
MOUSE Squad provides middle, and high school students with opportunities to develop 21st century skills and apply them as they solve technical problems faced by their schools. The program, modeled on the type of help desks that have become standard in business and industry, prepares and supports participants in the creation and operation of a student-run, school-based, data-driven, technical support help desk.