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The Verizon Innovative Learning Program returns to Mid for 2019, and introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, including augmented reality, 3D printing, entrepreneurship, and more, to 6th-8th grade girls.

Launched in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), this program will again be hosted at 16 community colleges, engaging over 1,500 students.

This summer 100 6th – 8th grade girls from local middle schools in Clare and Gladwin counties will attend courses at Mid Michigan College during an intensive three-week learning experience. Following the summer, the students will participate in monthly sessions throughout the academic year where they will develop a technology solution for a community problem that aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Focus areas of the SDGs include poverty reduction, quality education, good health and well-being, climate action, peace and justice, or gender equality.

“We are so excited to bring this opportunity to our local students, and allow them to discover passions and career paths that will positively impact their futures,” shared Mid Michigan College President, Dr. Christine Hammond.

The camp takes place 8:30am-4pm on weekdays July 22 through August 9 and is free of charge. Participating students receive lunch each day and a tablet to use during the camp. Interested students should register by June 28 and can do so by contacting Sarah Kohler at skohler@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6622 x535.

Verizon Innovative Learning gives free technology, free access, and innovative curricula to students impacted by the digital divide to help them realize a brighter future. To date, Verizon has invested $200 million in this initiative and has reached more than one million students.Learn more at VerizonInnovativeLearning.com.

Verizon STEM Camp Students
2018 Verizon Innovative Learning Program Student Group
 
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