North Carolina 08/09/09 - ICT Service Trip
Just came back from our annual summer ICT service trip to train, recycle and donate tech equipment to rural communities by training local students to refurbish out of service equipment. This year due to restrictions on student travel to Mexico we decided to help some schools in North Carolina. We believe in the full circle partnerships between private sector, public entities and youth groups to bridge the digital divide.
Below is the idea and details of what we did. I will post more info about our trip when i get a little rest.
Here are some links to videos from and about the trip.
Sunday, August 9 to Saturday August 15, 2009 – A group of more than 80 teens and adults will gather at New Hope Camp and Convention Center outside Raleigh Durham for two days of teambuilding and training. Then they will divide into five groups, each one spending three days at one of the North Carolina schools. They return to Raleigh for a grand celebration. The YTC group introduced their programs to the teens of North Carolina by demonstrating the refurbishing process and providing free computer labs to their communities. Training was conducted by students and staff of Youth Technology Corps.
Participating partners supporting this trip included:
After School Matters, Chicago, IL.;
Chicago Public Schools: Phillips, Farragut, Washington & Hyde Park
Morton East High School, District 201, Cicero, IL;
North Carolina New Schools Project (NCNSP), North Carolina;
Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES);
Participating North Carolina Schools:
Bertie STEM High School, Windsor, N.C.;
Jacket Integrated Academy, Winston-Salem N. C.;
James B. Kenan Schl. of Engineering, Warsaw N. C.;
Weldon STEM Academy, Weldon, North Carolina
Wayne School of Engineering, Goldsboro NC,
Base Camp was:
New Hope Camp & Conference Center - Chapel Hill, NC
Computers that were refurbished at the Wayne School of Engineering where i was based were donated to a women's local shelter