Summer camps as an economic development opportunity

Monday, September 10, 2007

An innovative summer camp in Pittsburgh focused on boosting the computer skills of inner-city African American children.

In a partnership between Carnegie Melon University and the civic group, 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania, a small group of inner-city teenagers worked on campus for 14 weeks this summer. Read more.

It is time now for EDPros to begin thinking about how they might use summer camps in 2008 to accelerate computer skills, entrepreneurship skills, and STEM (science engineering, technology and math) education.

These summer camps provide a low risk, low-cost opportunity for economic development professionals to begin to partner with universities, high schools, and workforce development organizations.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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