AT&T and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester have partnered to create the region’s first free digital literacy and education summer program designed to address equality issues in technology education and to help local students impacted by the digital divide.
The AT&T and BGC Digital Experience is designed to encourage more underserved and diverse students to enter the field of technology, an industry that has a diversity gap.
The program will provide 40 underrepresented students ages 9-18 years old from across the Rochester region an opportunity to gain digital literacy and readiness skills through unique technology focused immersive experiences, while encouraging them to explore a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational and career paths.
The program is from July 5 to August 30 at 500 Genesee St, Rochester, from 11 a.m. -6 p.m. each day. The free two-month program has been made possible by financial support and programing collaboration from AT&T.
The deadline to apply is June 30.
All applicants will be notified regarding the review process and potential acceptance before the start of camp.
To register, Rochester area youths and their parents must visit bgcrochester.org/become-a-member/ and fill out the application. The deadline to apply is June 30.