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Metro Action Summer Technology Camp Introduces Youth to Advanced Technology

6/5/2019
Lisa McCrady, (615) 862-8860, Ext 70144, Cell (615) 566-4710

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On Thursday youth from the Metropolitan Action Commission’s Summer Technology camp will have their first field trip kick off a summer filled with how technology is fun as well as a great career path to explore.

What

Metropolitan Action Commission Summer Youth Technology Field Trip includes:

  • Banana Pianos using a Makey Makey circuit boards and a real banana (9:40 a.m.-10:10 a.m.)
  • Dollar General sharing what it is like to work for a big company like Dollar General (10:10 a.m.-10:40 a.m.)
  • The Asurion “hacker” – hacks into systems to find their vulnerabilities (10:40 a.m.-11 a.m.)
  • FBI on about cyber security – in full tactical gear - (11 a.m.-11:40 a.m.)
  • Trip to Tesla Nashville-Brentwood to see the technology behind the world's transition to sustainable energy with electric cars.

When

Thursday, June 6, 2019 (see detail schedule above)

Where

Greater Nashville Technology Council
500 Interstate Blvd, South
Nashville, TN 37210
(9:40 a.m.-11:40 a.m.)

Tesla Nashville-Brentwood
1641 Westgate Circle
Brentwood, TN 37027
(1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)

The Metro Action Commission partnered with the Greater Nashville Technology Council to offer a summer technology camp to youth age 13-15 years to expose them to the world of technology through hands on experiences and access to companies that are considered advanced in their areas within Information Technology.

Through a competitive application process, 25 youth were selected over the spring break to participate in the free summer camp. Campers are the older siblings of the agency’s pre-school programs (Head Start and Early Head Start). This population is representative of the agency’s Two-Generational/Whole Family approach to impacting the social and economic mobility of families in poverty. This is the fourth summer of the agency’s 8 week youth tech camp and at no cost to the family.

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