During the summer of 2016, 1,500 students will have an opportunity to experience Techie Camp, a full day, week long summer program designed to engage 3rd - 8th grade students in hands-on, interactive activities focused on the “T” in STEM.
Students take a "deep dive" into subject matter focused on Robotics, Programming, Web Development or App Development and emerge with the knowledge, concepts and skills that are useful in today's classroom and tomorrow's workplace. Techie Camps will be offered across Ohio via partnerships with colleges, K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations.
BUT WE NEED YOU!
Not all families can afford to provide this amazing learning opportunity to their children; so, we are asking our supporters and friends to join with us in educating, exciting and empowering our youth by underwriting Techie Camp Scholarships for deserving students from low-wealth and under-served communities.
Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criterion: the financial need of the family, the student essay and the letter of recommendation. 100% of these dollars will be used to provide full or partial scholarships to deserving students.
THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT
- The opportunity to elevate their confidence with Computer Science and STEM-related concepts and skills in a safe and supportive environment
- An understanding of how to use technology to expand their own learning
- The development of valuable 21st century skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking
- An opportunity to interact with role models engaged in technology-intensive fields