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July 2016 Newletter
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Student Highlight - David Nunez

Our highlight student of the month is David Nunez.  David is actually a former CMG STEM Corps High School Program student.  David graduated from Middleton High in the spring of 2015.  He is now enrolled at Hillsborough Community College where he is pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering.   David hopes to receive an associate’s degree from HCC and then move on the USF to receive a bachelor’s degree.  Currently David serves as an intern for two organizations, Computer Mentors and Hillsborough County Safe and Sound (HCSS).  In his internship position David manages the HCSS website under the direction of Freddy Barton, and also directs a team of youth at Computer Mentors to oversee the website’s development while providing training to the youth. (read more)
 

The Director's Message
Thank you all again for taking the time to read our newsletter.  We appreciate your time and the support, and the many wonderful follow-ups that result.  We are very encouraged with new developments and appreciate being able to communicate them to you.

I’m not sure whether you are aware, but Computer Mentors is now in its 19th year of service to the community.  To have been able to have existed for these many years has always meant that we have been able to garner great public support.  This month I want to highlight one of those great supporters, Wells Fargo.  Wells Fargo has been providing the support and resources since 2011.  Without this support, and the support from others, we would not be able to have the impact that the organization does.  Wells Fargo support has been generally targeted toward what traditionally has been our main program, the STEM Corps High School Program.  Thank you Wells Fargo and company for your continued support. (read more)
Save The World! Recycling
Computer Mentors is partnering with Quicksilver Recycling Services to help save the world by recycling and reusing old mobile electronics.  In this new program just being launched as a partnership between the two organizations, we are allowing you to securely and responsibly recycle or reuse retired mobile devices.  The program also benefits our non-profit in that proceeds generated from this effort will be used to pursue our mission of bridging the technology divide and help launch kids into IT careers. (read more).

Big Summer for KidsCode

KidsCode, our newest program, is having a huge year.  It seems that lots of kids enjoy and want to learn coding, and lots of parents want to assist them.  KidsCode originated in late 2014 as a middle school feeder program for our traditional high school program and has become the organization’s largest program this summer, both in terms of number of youth served and program budget.  We have Children’s Board of Hillsborough County to thank for most of this growth, as well as many of the organizations they support.  In January we were one of eight (8) organizations to win a portion of the $1mil Uniting Grant - Children Are Ready to Learn, a middle school aged youth opportunity RFP.  Our goal for that grant was to serve 140 children between February and September 2016.  Children’s Board also executed a second grant opportunity for summer services for youth, and although we did not apply, several of our partners applied and ask for KidsCode services as a part of their grant application.  In fact, five of the 10 awarded agencies requested a KidsCode component to their programs.  Totaling it all up, (read more)

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