Most teenagers will put their books away, eat too much food, lay on their smartphones and hangout with friends during the upcoming winter break.
However, some young men and women will use some of their holiday break as an opportunity to engage their minds, increase their skills and expand their networks. Students in grades 8 - 12 can participate in Byron Academy’s Virtual Winter Tech Camp, where they can learn computer coding, graphic design, HTML and more while being inspired by engaging curriculum and industry leading guest speakers.
“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.
The camp, which will be held from December 27 – December 31, 2015 is coordinated in partnership with DreamMakers and Enza Academy.
“DreamWakers is thrilled to partner with Byron Academy for this exciting virtual camp. We have an impressive lineup of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) 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.
Students interested in learning more about the course or to register may do so at: http://www.byronacademy.org/onlinetechcamp
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
Questions: Viola Feld at [email protected]
About the Winter Tech Camp Partners
Byron 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. www.ByronAcademy.org
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.