Free Computer Classes

Do you feel like computers are the enemy?  Are computers a “foreign” machine to you?  Is it intimidating for you to use the computer?  Youth First of Washington County is proud to offer free computer classes at the Community Learning Center.

The free computer classes are being offered as an opportunity to increase economic stability by improving computer skills which in today’s job market is a vital skill to have on a resume.  Classes are open to all adults in Washington County. 

Beth Armstrong, Youth First Director, stated, “If we can help a mother, father or even a grandparent improve their computer skills this  is a benefit to children in Washington County.  In today’s society, students use computers for school work as well as and more often for connecting with friends.  If we can enable more adults to feel comfortable and confident using computers, we will be better equipped to not only help our children but to also monitor their internet activity.” 

The computer classes cover the following basic skills: operation of a computer including how to turn one on and off, introduction to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel and accessing the internet to search for resources. 

Classes will meet on the following dates: December 10-13 from 9 to 12 am each day at the Community Learning Center.  Classes are completely free.  A $5 deposit is requested to ensure attendance. On the final day of the class students will receive their deposit back in return for completing the class.  For more information, contact Beth Armstrong at 883-5565 or visit

Youth First of Washington County is a program based on the 40 Developmental Assets and is a program of the Washington County Family YMCA.