An Evanston event
Sunday, June 11th
11am to 4pm
1600 Dodge Avenue Evanston, IL 60201
Camp Kuumba is a free summer program designed to give Black students of Evanston equitable opportunities to discover themselves and the world around them through their participation in sports, arts, reading, exploration, financial literacy, STEM, and community service projects. YTC supports Camp Kuumba and their mission by donating access to the digital world and education with a free Intro to Arduino Program to families from District 65 in Evanston. These peer-to-peer, synchronous classes will be offered virtually after Camp is over. The event was covered by the Evanston Roundtable (below)
Youth Technology Corps at ETHS donates 70 refurbished computers
by Wendi KromashJune 25th, 2023
Youth Technology Corps, an after-school club at Evanston Township High School, recently donated 70 computers to families at Camp Kuumba, a summertime program for grade school students in Evanston. The ETHS students had been repairing the used computers during the spring semester. The handoff of refurbished computers took place at ETHS in The Hub on June 11.
YTC is the brainchild of Dave Finkel. Finkel, 77, is YTC’s behind-the-scenes fundraiser, cheerleader, consummate networker and promoter.
“We have college and high school kids who have used their technology skills to do amazing things together,” Finkel said. “They’ve also developed skills in leadership, presentation, teaching and working in groups. They’ve been exposed to working with international students. YTC is preparing them to teach others anywhere in the world.”