Baltimore, Md. — AT&T recently announced a $10,000 contribution to Code in the Schools in Baltimore.
LaTara Harris, Regional Director for External and Legislative Affairs at AT&T, made the announcement at the 4th Annual Girls in STEM Summit.
“AT&T is proud to support Code in the Schools and to have the opportunity to invest in Baltimore’s most promising minds,” Harris said. “By working with these students today and exposing them to the skills needed to pursue STEM careers, we are working towards our goal of ensuring that the students of today are ready for the careers of tomorrow.”
The Summit brings together 75 middle and high schools girls from Baltimore City interested in STEM education. These young women will spend the day attending workshops, watching product demonstrations and participating in panel discussions with innovative leaders and organizations.
“Events like this Girls in STEM Summit are integral to exposing more young-women to the principles of computer science,” said Gretchen LeGrand, Executive Director of Code in the Schools. “By bringing events like this to Baltimore City, we ensure that our youth are part of the larger conversation surrounding STEM education, and that they are afforded equal opportunity to access this key knowledge that can help improve our shared community.”
The $10,000 contribution is part of AT&T’s Aspire initiative that aims to make sure students from Baltimore — and around the country – graduate from high school ready for careers and college. AT&T Aspire centers on a $350 million planned investment that uses technology to connect with students in new and more effective ways, such as with interactive gamification, web-based content and social media.
The Girls in STEM Summit was hosted by Code in the Schools, a local nonprofit with a mission to provide quality computer science education to under-served and under-represented youth in Baltimore City. Code in the Schools strives to increase all types of diversity in the tech sector and provide a space for collaborative work that serves the city’s youth. For more information, click here.