I always applaud companies that I work with when they support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in our local schools. It’s important that a new generation of learners are exposed to these topics and develop a lifelong love of STEM subjects in order to seek higher education and pursue careers in these fields.
I recently learned that Comcast partners with Boys and Girls Clubs of America for a program called Club Tech that aids in reducing the digital divide by making technology accessible to 1 million kids and teens each year. Through this program, kids learn essential digital skills through hands on technology programs designed to help them succeed in school because Comcast recognizes digital literacy skills as being just as important to success as math and reading.
One of the components of the program are Digital Arts Festivals where over 20,000 club members submit illustrations, music, films, graphics, fames, and websites based on the year’s theme. Here’s a look at this year’s winners talking about their projects and what their involvement in Club Tech has meant to them.
As a member of the Comcast Digital Ambassador Program, I receive Xfinity Triple Play in exchange for my involvement in the program. All opinions are my own. Images and logos courtesy of Comcast.