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The AT&T Foundation has Contributed $50,000 to the Center for the Innovative Training of Youth

NEW ORLEANS — The AT&T Foundation has contributed $50,000 to the Center for the Innovative Training of Youth, Inc., to help support STEM NOLA’s Technology summer camp.

“At STEM NOLA, we are committed to cultivating confidence in young people and inspiring them to think big, to be innovative,” said Dr. Calvin Mackie, Founder of STEM NOLA. “The problem-solving skills students learn through our summer camp help build a foundation that prepares students to tackle challenges they face in life.”

Founded in 2013, the Center for the Innovative Training of Youth, Inc., and STEM NOLA have grown quickly with an unwavering focus on growing, engaging, exposing, and inspiring future Innovators, Creators, Makers and Entrepreneurs.

The program’s summer camp provides low-income students of color with digital-literacy and focused hands-on STEM activities to develop basic skills and competencies across three technology platforms.

“This kind of collaboration between the business community and area organizations like STEM NOLA are critical to building better futures for our young people – and these programs plant the seeds for stronger, more thriving communities,” said State Representative Candace N. Newell.

“Much like the team at STEM NOLA, AT&T’s Louisiana employees are committed to the strength of communities across the state where we live and work,” said Sonia Perez, president, AT&T Southeast States. “While that commitment is typically expressed in our efforts to expand and enhance our wired and wireless networks, we are also committed to supporting the community organizations that are building stronger communities and better futures.”

AT$T is committed to advancing education, creating opportunities, strengthening comunities and improving lives. AT&T Connected Learning is a multi-year commitment to bridge the digital divide and narrow the homework gap, so today’s learners are connected with skills, resources, and opportunities for success in school and in life. Since 2008, they’ve committed $600 million to programs that help millions of students across all 50 states and around the world, particularly those in underserved communities.

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