One of the ways SummerTech makes change in the world is through our volunteer work providing under-served communities with free computer science classes taught by our staff, alumni, and particularly from our interns participating in the SIDC. We partner with groups around the world to find students who are excited to learn fundamental coding skills and perhaps become some of our next great teachers. Here are a few groups we are currently working with.
Orecabessa Bay, Jamaica
SummerTech has partnered with the Goldeneye Foundation in the small community of Orecabessa Bay, Jamaica to teach coding to middle and high school students. After developing our virtual teaching system, our young peers are able to work with students from Orecabessa Bay, weekly. We have set many goals with this program focusing mostly on results and eventually a student exchange program to meet in person and enhance the experience.
We are thrilled to be working with The Hackley School and their Hudson Scholars program to provide free coding classes to their students. Our interns meet weekly with their assigned students in conversational classes intended to develop a solid foundation of coding concepts. Some of the Hudson Scholars students will attend SummerTech, and in our usual fashion, will eventually become part of our teaching staff.
Make a Difference and Grow
SummerTech’s Peer Teaching program is a truly unique experience. Our goal is to create a win-win program that not only furthers our volunteer teacher’s leadership experiences, but makes a difference. We hope you take on this special opportunity and help us change the world, one lesson at a time.