Kettering University receives grant from Greater Flint Community Foundation
FLINT, Michigan (WJRT) – (5/5/2021) – Kettering University has received a $ 7,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to support the school’s pre-college computer camps.
According to a press release from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, the money will be used for Cyber Security and Python coding camps.
The camps are held in July and promote hands-on learning and help high school students understand appropriate and safe online programs and behaviors.
The University says it will also improve students’ creativity and problem-solving skills.
“The generosity of this grant will remove financial barriers for students with a passion for computers to participate in our summer programs,” said Cherie Taylor, Kettering’s Head of Pre-University Programs. “Students can bring their new skills and lessons back to class and extra-curricular activities such as robotics to help their teams improve their robot coding.”
The grant will offset the costs for students at Genesee County schools to attend the camps, based on financial need.
“Providing young people in Flint County and Genesee County with the opportunity to learn computer skills through this camp at Kettering University gives students skills that can be applied to future careers in STEM, which grows rapidly and offers lucrative employment opportunities, ”said Alexandria Dawson, FCGF Program Officer.
The money comes from the Bruce B. Mackey Foundation Education Fund.
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