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An Evanston event

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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)

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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.”

Project Camp KUUMBA

A YTC CLUB is so much bigger than a group of teens meeting after school. It is a movement, an idea thirty years in the making. A YTC CLUB is an engine of democracy for both access to technology and education. We donate locally and globally as well as Educate without Borders by creating the leaders of tomorrow with a STEM curriculum focused on Social Justice. Please visit our Support Page to help us expand our footprint and enhance our services.

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