Non-Profits and STEM Organizations Team to Host Winter Tech Camp
Byron Academy's first annual Virtual Winter Camp (December 27 - 31) is poised to keep teenage students' minds engaged during break this winter. Partnering with outstanding non-profit and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) organizations the five-day camp will provide students with access to real-life mentors, problem-solving and academic skills.
"DreamWakers is thrilled to partner with Byron Academy for this exciting virtual camp. We have an impressive lineup of STEAM speakers from across the country who are eager to engage with and inspire students, all while shedding light on the real-world applicability of camp lessons," said Monica Gray, co-founder and president of DreamWakers.
In addition to engaging with mentors during the live, online camp, students will learn concepts like HTML coding, graphic design and web design, provided through Byron Academy's partnership with Enza Academy. The winter camp course is designed for students in grades 8-12, with no prior coding or website design experience necessary - just a student's natural curiosity and the desire to learn!
"We believe in the creative capacity and force of our youth and our mission is to unlock that potential for the world to see," said Weeks Mensah, co-founder of Enza Academy.
Byron Academy is where under-represented students can cultivate their interest in the STEM subjects. By providing a unique support structure that instills confidence, builds knowledge, and adds real-life experience to a student's classroom studies while supporting academic skills and college readiness. Byron Academy's services for students in middle school through high school will set them on a path toward a college education that will support their goals to achieve greatness in science and technology.
"Winter break is a great time for students to take advantage of an academic lull, broaden their minds and learn tangible skills like basic coding and web design while having fun," said Viola Feld, VP of Partnerships at Byron Academy.
Byron Academy Virtual Technology Camp Information
When: December 27 - December 31
Where: Online at ByronAcademy.org
Who: Students grades 8 - 12
Register: http://www.byronacademy.org/onlinetechcamp or call (646) 650-2698
About the Partners
DreamWakers: Based in New York, DreamWakers is a nonprofit organization that brings diverse and dynamic leaders into high-need public school classrooms over Skype and Google Hangout. Working in 40+ cities, DreamWakers connects classrooms with top leaders across business and government. DreamWakers' speakers come from a variety of backgrounds and work at places ranging from Apple to JetBlue Airways to the White House. To learn more, please go to www.dreamwakers.org.
Enza Academy is a leadership and innovation institute for high-potential high school students in low-opportunity contexts. Founded in April of 2014, Enza recognizes the creative force of youth of color, and develops Enza Scholars into agents of change who will empower their own communities with their own ideas. They provide workshops in computer programming, cultural competence, graphic design, and business development to high school students of color, led by college students from Stanford, Columbia, and Howard Universities among others. To learn more, please go to www.enzaacademy.org.
A Better Chance: Since 1963, A Better Chance has been opening the door to educational opportunities for thousands of young people of color in this nation. Their mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. They carry out this mission through their signature College Preparatory Schools Program ("CPSP"), which annually recruits, refers and supports about 500 A Better Chance Scholars at more than 300 of the nation's leading boarding, day and public schools. To learn more, please go to www.abetterchance.org.
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